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Thanks, Lynn! I'd be very interested in seeing that.
- Luciana

On 2/24/2017 11:00 AM, Lynn Kimsey wrote:
>
> Folks,
> This does raise the need for a best practices document or something 
> similar for alcohol-preserved collections. I think we've seen the 
> worst and the best here at the Bohart Museum. I can certainly give 
> lots of suggestions on what not to do (like preserving specimens in 
> mouthwash in baby food bottles...) as a result of an NSF grant we got 
> to salvage our alcoholic collection. I have a powerpoint on the 
> subject if anyone is interested I can send a pdf.
>
>
> Lynn
>
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> *From:* Entomological Collections Network Listserve 
> <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Sandra Lee Brantley 
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> *Sent:* Friday, February 24, 2017 6:54:01 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: Reference photos of other insect collections
>
> Hi Christy,
>
> That is a great idea - a colleague who's a new collection manager just 
> asked me
>
> for some contacts for alcohol collections - your idea will be helpful 
> is showing
>
> what other collections do. I have a few pictures from my collection 
> and can
>
> take more.
>
> Sandy
>
>
> Sandra L. Brantley, Ph.D.
> Sr. Collection Manager
> Arthropod Division - Alcohol Coll.
> Museum of Southwestern Biology
> MSC 03 2020
> 302 Yale Blvd. NE
> University of New Mexico
> Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
> 505.277.8949 (with voice mail)
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> <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Christos Georgiadis 
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> *Sent:* Friday, February 24, 2017 2:44:37 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: Reference photos of other insect collections
>
> Hi Christy,
>
> Thank you for your great offer! I truly believe that it would provide 
> all a significant insight of good practices, ideas, hints, tips and 
> tricks on various aspects of collection management. One idea of 
> hosting such a collection would be to create a Scratchpads.eu site 
> where users can also contribute, comment and distribute relevant 
> material. The good thing is that in that way we could also maintain 
> different groupings for subjects by tagging the same pictures on 
> different clusters of information.
>
> Anyway, I think it’s a great idea and we should go for it!
>
> Best,
>
> Christos
>
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> *Christos Georgiadis, PhD*
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> *From:*Entomological Collections Network Listserve 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Christy Bills
> *Sent:* Friday, February 24, 2017 2:45 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Reference photos of other insect collections
>
> Hi all,
> I find it extremely helpful to visit other insect collections to learn 
> how things are done in other institutions. I take a lot of pictures, 
> of jars, door handles, labels, cabinets, etc and refer back to them in 
> my own practices. I'm wondering if a reference collection of images 
> from other insect collections would be helpful to others?
>
> And if so, what would be the best way to host the images? As files on 
> the ECN facebook page, a google doc, possibly on the iDigBio site, or 
> something else?
>
> I'd love to hear what other people think of this idea.
>
> Thanks for any input,
> -Christy Bills
>
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> Christy Bills
> Invertebrate Collections Manager
> Natural History Museum of Utah
> 301 Wakara Way
> Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
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