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This is a great idea - where ever you decide to put it - ECN, iDigBio, SPNHC... let's figure this out ;-)
Deb

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> On Feb 24, 2017, at 1:03 PM, ECN-L automatic digest system <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> There are 7 messages totaling 10210 lines in this issue.
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> Topics in this special issue:
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>  1. Reference photos of other insect collections (5)
>  2. photos of other insect collections
>  3. Alcohol Collections
> 
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> 
> Date:    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:44:37 +0200
> From:    Christos Georgiadis <[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
> 
> 
> 
> - - - Scripta Manent - - - 
> 
> Christos Georgiadis, PhD
> 
> Entomologist - Teaching and Research Assistant
> 
> Section of Zoology - Marine Biology
> 
> Department of Biology
> 
> University of Athens
> 
> Panepistimioupolis, GR-15784
> 
> Tel.: +30 210 7274249
> 
> Cell: +30 6945 077723
> 
> Email: cgeorgia[at}biol.uoa{dot]gr
> 
> Ants of Greece <http://greekants.myspecies.info/> 
> 
> Hellenic Zoological Society <http://www.zoologiki.gr/indexen.html> 
> 
> Zoological Museum University of Athens
> <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zoological-Museum-of-the-University-of-Athen
> s-ZMUA/554134558046884?ref=aymt_homepage_panel> 
> 
> 
> 
> 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
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:54:01 +0000
> From:    Sandra Lee Brantley <[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)
> [log in to unmask]
> ________________________________
> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Christos Georgiadis <[log in to unmask]>
> 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
> 
> - - - Scripta Manent - - -
> Christos Georgiadis, PhD
> Entomologist - Teaching and Research Assistant
> Section of Zoology - Marine Biology
> Department of Biology
> University of Athens
> Panepistimioupolis, GR-15784
> Tel.: +30 210 7274249
> Cell: +30 6945 077723
> Email: cgeorgia[at}biol.uoa{dot]gr
> Ants of Greece<http://greekants.myspecies.info/>
> Hellenic Zoological Society<http://www.zoologiki.gr/indexen.html>
> Zoological Museum University of Athens<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zoological-Museum-of-the-University-of-Athens-ZMUA/554134558046884?ref=aymt_homepage_panel>
> 
> 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
> 
> 
>   \     /
>    \   /
>     0 0
>   -{   }-
>   -{   }-
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>     / \
> 
> Christy Bills
> Invertebrate Collections Manager
> Natural History Museum of Utah
> 301 Wakara Way
> Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:57:30 +0000
> From:    Brett Ratcliffe <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: photos of other insect collections
> 
> FYI attached
> 
> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> on behalf of Sandra Lee Brantley <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Reply-To: Sandra Lee Brantley <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:54 AM
> To: "[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[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)
> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> ________________________________
> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> on behalf of Christos Georgiadis <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 2:44:37 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[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
> 
> - - - Scripta Manent - - -
> Christos Georgiadis, PhD
> Entomologist - Teaching and Research Assistant
> Section of Zoology - Marine Biology
> Department of Biology
> University of Athens
> Panepistimioupolis, GR-15784
> Tel.: +30 210 7274249
> Cell: +30 6945 077723
> Email: cgeorgia[at}biol.uoa{dot]gr
> Ants of Greece<http://greekants.myspecies.info/>
> Hellenic Zoological Society<http://www.zoologiki.gr/indexen.html>
> Zoological Museum University of Athens<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zoological-Museum-of-the-University-of-Athens-ZMUA/554134558046884?ref=aymt_homepage_panel>
> 
> 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]<mailto:[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
> 
> 
>   \     /
>    \   /
>     0 0
>   -{   }-
>   -{   }-
>   -(    )-
>     / \
> 
> Christy Bills
> Invertebrate Collections Manager
> Natural History Museum of Utah
> 301 Wakara Way
> Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:13 +0000
> From:    Lynn Kimsey <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Reference photos of other insect collections
> 
> 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
> 
> ________________________________
> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Sandra Lee Brantley <[log in to unmask]>
> 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)
> [log in to unmask]
> ________________________________
> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Christos Georgiadis <[log in to unmask]>
> 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
> 
> - - - Scripta Manent - - -
> Christos Georgiadis, PhD
> Entomologist - Teaching and Research Assistant
> Section of Zoology - Marine Biology
> Department of Biology
> University of Athens
> Panepistimioupolis, GR-15784
> Tel.: +30 210 7274249
> Cell: +30 6945 077723
> Email: cgeorgia[at}biol.uoa{dot]gr
> Ants of Greece<http://greekants.myspecies.info/>
> Hellenic Zoological Society<http://www.zoologiki.gr/indexen.html>
> Zoological Museum University of Athens<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zoological-Museum-of-the-University-of-Athens-ZMUA/554134558046884?ref=aymt_homepage_panel>
> 
> 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
> 
> 
>   \     /
>    \   /
>     0 0
>   -{   }-
>   -{   }-
>   -(    )-
>     / \
> 
> Christy Bills
> Invertebrate Collections Manager
> Natural History Museum of Utah
> 301 Wakara Way
> Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:46:14 -0500
> From:    luciana <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Reference photos of other insect collections
> 
> 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
>> 
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> *From:* Entomological Collections Network Listserve 
>> <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Sandra Lee Brantley 
>> <[log in to unmask]>
>> *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)
>> [log in to unmask]
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> *From:* Entomological Collections Network Listserve 
>> <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Christos Georgiadis 
>> <[log in to unmask]>
>> *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
>> 
>> *- - - **/Scripta Manent/**- - - *
>> 
>> *Christos Georgiadis, PhD*
>> 
>> /Entomologist - Teaching and Research Assistant/
>> 
>> Section of Zoology - Marine Biology
>> 
>> Department of Biology
>> 
>> University of Athens
>> 
>> Panepistimioupolis, GR-15784
>> 
>> Tel.: +30 210 7274249
>> 
>> Cell: +30 6945 077723
>> 
>> Email: cgeorgia[at}biol.uoa{dot]gr
>> 
>> Ants of Greece <http://greekants.myspecies.info/>
>> 
>> Hellenic Zoological Society <http://www.zoologiki.gr/indexen.html>
>> 
>> Zoological Museum University of Athens 
>> <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zoological-Museum-of-the-University-of-Athens-ZMUA/554134558046884?ref=aymt_homepage_panel>
>> 
>> *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
>> 
>> \     /
>>    \   /
>>     0 0
>>   -{   }-
>>   -{   }-
>>   -(    )-
>>     / \
>> 
>> Christy Bills
>> Invertebrate Collections Manager
>> Natural History Museum of Utah
>> 301 Wakara Way
>> Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
>> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> *Luciana Musetti, PhD*
> Curator, Triplehorn Insect Collection
> *Arts and Sciences* | Dept. EEOB
> 1315 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212-1157
> Office 614-292-2730 | [log in to unmask] | insects.osu.edu
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:30:05 +0000
> From:    "Shockley, Floyd" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Reference photos of other insect collections
> 
> Perhaps now would be a great time to introduce an idea that Dave Furth and I have been discussing for a while now.  Publishing a book on entomological collections management (policies, procedures and best practices).  Some to many of you will likely be solicited to be authors on the chapters.  We are hoping to finalize the outline for the book in the next year or so and then really jump into writing, editing and soliciting chapters in 2019/2020.
> 
> Floyd
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> Floyd W. Shockley, Ph.D., F.R.E.S.
> Collections Manager (Acting)
> Department of Entomology
> National Museum of Natural History
> Smithsonian Institution
> P.O. Box 37012, MRC 165
> Washington, DC 20013-7012
> Tel (office): 202-633-0982
> Fax (office): 202-786-2894
> Email:  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> Staff Website:  http://entomology.si.edu/StaffPages/ShockleyF.html
> 
> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of luciana
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 11:47 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Reference photos of other insect collections
> 
> 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
> 
> ________________________________
> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]><mailto:[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Sandra Lee Brantley <[log in to unmask]><mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 6:54:01 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[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)
> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> ________________________________
> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]><mailto:[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Christos Georgiadis <[log in to unmask]><mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 2:44:37 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[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
> 
> - - - Scripta Manent - - -
> Christos Georgiadis, PhD
> Entomologist - Teaching and Research Assistant
> Section of Zoology - Marine Biology
> Department of Biology
> University of Athens
> Panepistimioupolis, GR-15784
> Tel.: +30 210 7274249
> Cell: +30 6945 077723
> Email: cgeorgia[at}biol.uoa{dot]gr
> Ants of Greece<http://greekants.myspecies.info/>
> Hellenic Zoological Society<http://www.zoologiki.gr/indexen.html>
> Zoological Museum University of Athens<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zoological-Museum-of-the-University-of-Athens-ZMUA/554134558046884?ref=aymt_homepage_panel>
> 
> 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]<mailto:[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
> 
> 
> 
>   \     /
>    \   /
>     0 0
>   -{   }-
>   -{   }-
>   -(    )-
>     / \
> 
> Christy Bills
> Invertebrate Collections Manager
> Natural History Museum of Utah
> 301 Wakara Way
> Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
> 
> 
> --
> [cid:[log in to unmask]]
> Luciana Musetti, PhD
> Curator, Triplehorn Insect Collection
> Arts and Sciences | Dept. EEOB
> 1315 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212-1157
> Office 614-292-2730 | [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> | insects.osu.edu
> ________________________________
> Facebook: go.osu.edu/osuc-fb | Flickr: go.osu.edu/osuc-flickr
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:02:16 +0000
> From:    "Porter, Sanford" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Alcohol Collections
> 
> I would like to thank Brett for sending out the Vial Support System PDF.  The tubes and the metal drawers are an interesting option.
> 
> I was curious why 2 dram vials with Polyseal caps were not recommended.  My experience with them has been very positive.  After 20-30 years, I have had to top a few off, but even then I was not sure whether it was due to evaporation or that they had never been topped off to begin with.  My guess is that most of these vials would be good for >50 years.
> 
> I do have a small percent of vials that fail if the vial is chipped or if the caps got dirty in the field and no one noticed, but that does not occur with valuable collections because I don’t use bad vials or dirty caps with them.
> 
> Sanford
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> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> on behalf of Brett Ratcliffe <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
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> Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 9:57 AM
> To: "[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Subject: photos of other insect collections
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> FYI attached
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> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> on behalf of Sandra Lee Brantley <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
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> Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:54 AM
> To: "[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[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
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> 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
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> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> on behalf of Christos Georgiadis <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 2:44:37 AM
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> Subject: Re: Reference photos of other insect collections
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> 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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> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Christy Bills
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 2:45 AM
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> 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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