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.


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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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 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 itís a great idea and we should go for it!


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Christos Georgiadis, PhD
Entomologist - Teaching and Research Assistant
Section of Zoology - Marine Biology
Department of Biology
University of Athens
Panepistimioupolis, GR-15784
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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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Christy Bills
Invertebrate Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108