All our barcodes that we add to specimens are visible from afar without
moving specimens. We only add barcodes to specimens that are being
digitized, thus a quick glance at a drawer is sufficient to determine if
all the specimens have been digitized. This is handy because we had various
taxon-specific projects to digitize and not all the pinned collection is
done yet. Technicians can pull drawers & quickly check to see if there are
any specimens that haven't been done yet.

Example photos at the bottom of this page

We have no special system to code entire drawers as 'done' or not because
our collection is very dynamic. Drawers contents change a lot.


On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 6:18 AM, Stacey Huber <[log in to unmask]>

> Hello all,
> To all those that are digitizing their collections, I was wondering how
> you keep track, visually, of what has been digitized. For instance, is
> there a labeling system that you place on the drawer to visually show that
> the drawer has been digitized; e.g. a quilting pin placed inside the
> drawer, a sticker color-coding system, a checklist sticker, etc? Or do you
> not visually keep track of which drawers have been digitized?
> If you are willing to share your method and the pros and cons of your
> method, that would be wonderful! Your help is much appreciated. Thank you!
> Sincerely,
> Stacey Huber
> --
> Stacey L. Huber
> Digitization Coordinator, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity
> Florida Museum of Natural History
> 352-219-6477 <(352)%20219-6477>
> [log in to unmask]


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