Delta Workshop in Charleston, SC October 2004

christian thompson cthompson at SEL.BARC.USDA.GOV
Fri Sep 24 09:26:33 CDT 2004

Delighted to see that DELTA seems to still be recognized by some as THE
outstanding tool to manage and deploy character data for Systematics.

Having just return from a NSF PEET conference one would think that
LucID is the only digital identification system today, especially for
Aussies and USDA APHIS PPQ!

Sorry we can make your workshop, but Mike Dallwitz is again pass thru
Washington next couple of weeks, so ...

F. Christian Thompson
Systematic Entomology Lab., USDA
c/o Smithsonian Institution
MRC-0169 NHB
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
(202) 382-1800 voice
(202) 786-9422 FAX
cthompso at e-mail  web site

>>> Southeastern Regional Taxonomic Center <sertc at MRD.DNR.STATE.SC.US>
09/24/04 08:58AM >>>

I am having trouble sending this too the list, so please excuse any
duplicate messages....

Dear List members,

The Southeastern Regional Taxonomic Center (SERTC), located within the
Carolina Department of Natural Resources, will be hosting a DELTA
in Charleston, SC, October 25-29, 2004.

 DELTA is a windows based taxonomic database that stores morphological
and illustrations and then, among other things, makes them available in
form of illustrated natural language descriptions, interactive keys,
and as
output for phylogenetic analyses.

This workshop is one in a series, held to teach taxonomists how to use
to produce taxonomic information retrieval systems for the
website, with the eventual aim to produce an electronic monographic
to the world Crustacea.

 Jim Lowry (Australian Museum) and Terry MacFarlane (Western
Herbarium) will be instructing and the workshop will be limited to 12
participants. All participants will need to have an excellent working
knowledge of their taxa of study so that they can prepare a database
the workshop time.

 Please contact Dr. Rachael King (kingr at for more
information and visit the workshop website at

 Dr. Rachael A. King
 Southeastern Regional Taxonomic Center
 Marine Resources Resarch Institute
 PO Box 12559, Charleston SC, 29422, USA.
 Ph. 843-953-9794
 Fax. 843 953 9820
 Web page.
 Editor: The Ecdysiast (Newsletter of The Crustacean
 Society), see

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