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Herbarium Digitization for Research, Teaching, and the Public

Elvin, Mark A. [1].

Digitization of museum specimens improves the scientific basis for decision-making by government scientists and research workers.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directed to use “the best scientific and commercial information available”. Recent efforts in digitizing herbarium and museum records have greatly improved the quality and quantity of data available to scientists and research workers both inside and outside the government. This unprecedented access to collections-based information has decreased the time it takes to acquire data increasing the quantity and quality of data that government scientists can use in conducting analyses and making decisions. This in turn results in the production of decisions and documents that are more robust and consistent.

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Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY02
Location: Elmwood/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM
Number: SY02004
Abstract ID:830
Candidate for Awards:None

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