[Taxacom] SPNHC Best Practices Symposium

Tim White 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 
Practices Symposium.

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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