[Taxacom] Question about herbarium management

Perkins,Kent D kperkins at flmnh.ufl.edu
Wed Nov 30 13:41:14 CST 2011


When there is ample material to make additional sheets, we (FLAS) photocopy the label and send the duplicates on to other institutions as exchange.  The only problem I see arising is that you may be sending material to an institution that already received it as exchange from the originating institution.  If there is a lot of such duplicate material in an exchange set, you could check with the originating institution or the next receiving institution so as not to overlap.  Else, the next institution might recognize it as a duplicate, hopefully before they mount it, and send it along again.


Kent D. Perkins, Manager of the Collection
University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)
Florida Museum of Natural History
379 Dickinson Hall
PO Box 110575
Gainesville, FL  32611-0575
Ph. 352-273-1990

-----Original Message-----
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Vinícius Antonio de Oliveira Dittrich
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:27 PM
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Subject: [Taxacom] Question about herbarium management

   Dear all,

   I'm curator of the CESJ herbarium, and I've a question concerning
duplicates: in some instances we receive duplicates from other herbaria that are voluminous (e.g., with two big specimens that doesn't fit in just one sheet). In these cases, I think the best thing to do would be sending one of those specimens to other herbaria, but these specimens are not from CESJ. Is it advisable sending specimens to other herbaria that are not from our institution? And (if the answer to the first question is "yes"): how to manage this properly? (*e.g.*, what I'm supposed to do with the label? - making a copy of it for sending would be good?). Any clues are welcome.

   Best wishes,


Prof. Dr. Vinícius Antonio de Oliveira Dittrich Curador do Herbário CESJ Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora Rua José Lourenço Kelmer, s/n - Campus Universitário, Bairro São Pedro Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil - CEP 36036-900

Office: 55 (32) 2102-3224
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