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Online access to specimen images and associated literature: a productive partnership between the Oregon State University Herbarium and Library

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dc.creator Liston, Aaron
dc.creator Boock, Michael
dc.creator Chau, May
dc.creator Reese, Terry
dc.creator Mitchell, Katie
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-22T17:48:50Z
dc.date.available 2006-05-22T17:48:50Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05-22T17:48:50Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/1936
dc.description Presentation delivered at the SPNHC - NSCA Joint Meeting, 23-27 May 2006, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. en
dc.description.abstract The Oregon State University (OSU) Herbarium is an essential resource for biodiversity research in the Pacific Northwest. With over 400,000 specimens, it maintains the world's largest collection of Oregon plant and fungal specimens. The OSU Valley Library is dedicated to creating targeted digital collections in support of academic research. In partnership with the OSU Valley Library, we have digitized the original descriptions (protologues) of 750 Oregon plant taxa represented in the herbarium’s type collection, and imaged the associated 1250 type specimens. The type specimen database was completed as part of the NSF-sponsored databasing of all Oregon specimens in the OSU Herbarium. The compilation of protologues was carried out by the herbarium, while the library obtained reproduction permission from authors and publishers of copyrighted materials. Digital capture of specimens, scanning of original descriptions, data migration and metadata processing was handled by the OSU Libraries' Digital Production Unit. ContentDM is the digital collection management software used. The specimen images and protologues are publically available through the OSU Valley Library Digital Collections: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/digitalcollections/ We will present an overview of the project, describe future directions and discuss some of the lessons learned during its implementation. Our ultimate goal is to make available digitized protologues of all 4500 plant taxa in the Oregon flora. We hope this project will serve as a model and catalyst for other major state and regional herbaria in the United States, ultimately leading to a networked resource that would serve local, regional, and international interests. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Partnerships en
dc.subject Digitization en
dc.subject Type specimens en
dc.subject Protologues en
dc.subject Digital libraries en
dc.title Online access to specimen images and associated literature: a productive partnership between the Oregon State University Herbarium and Library en
dc.type Presentation en


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