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An introduction to the botanical type specimen register

Author: Stanwyn G Shetler
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.], 1973.
Series: Smithsonian contributions to botany, no. 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the first part, the development of a computer-based system for storing and retrieving information about botanical type specimens is described from its pilot stage to its present operational stage. The concept, purpose, and scope are explained, and the operational procedures are outlined. Ways of using and contributing to this computerized register of types, both in the short-run and in the long-run, are proposed.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shetler, Stanwyn G.
Introduction to the botanical type specimen register
(OCoLC)407126024
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanwyn G Shetler
OCLC Number: 508139
Description: v, 186 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Series Title: Smithsonian contributions to botany, no. 12.
Other Titles: Botanical type specimen register
Responsibility: Stanwyn G. Shetler, with Mary Jane Petrini [and others].

Abstract:

In the first part, the development of a computer-based system for storing and retrieving information about botanical type specimens is described from its pilot stage to its present operational stage. The concept, purpose, and scope are explained, and the operational procedures are outlined. Ways of using and contributing to this computerized register of types, both in the short-run and in the long-run, are proposed. A statistical summary of the content of the Type Register as of 30 September 1972 is given. Over 13,000 specimens representing more than 10,000 taxa have been registered. The second part consists of a Catalog of more than 1,000 specimens representing over 600 taxa of the genus Carex (Cyperaceae), which are deposited in ten major American herbaria, and the Catalog is cross-indexed five different ways: by author, publication date, collector, country, and herbarium. An introduction summarizes the preparation and editing of the Catalog. This Carex Catalog represents the first published installment of the Type Register and as such is intended to serve as an example.

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