[Taxacom] SPNHC Best Practices Symposium
tim.white at yale.edu
Sun Feb 17 06:44:09 CST 2008
Please excuse the cross-posting.
SPNHC Best Practices Symposium
The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections is
hosting a Best Practices Symposium at the NSCA-SPNHC Annual meeting
May 13-17, 2008, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This session will focus
on community practices and standards and is the first of what we hope
will be an annual session on best practices and standards in managing
and caring for natural history collections.
In addition to several invited speakers, we are planning to include
several 15-minute contributed papers and would like to invite the
community to submit abstracts for this symposium. Instructions on
submitting an abstract for the meeting can be found at:
The deadline for receipt of the abstract is 14 March 2008. Please
indicate that you wish the abstract to be considered for the Best
SPNHC is a participant in the National Science Foundation Research
Coordination Network (RCN) for Building a National Community of
Natural History Collections. One of the goals of the network is
aimed at enhancing communication among the personnel managing and
using collections, as well as providing resources on "best practices"
that should be used in managing and caring for collections.
Please direct any questions to James Macklin at
<mailto:jmacklin at oeb.harvard.edu>jmacklin at oeb.harvard.edu.
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