Senckenberg Research Institute and Museum, Frankfurt

Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem


TDWG 2000: Digitising Biological Collections
Taxonomic Databases Working Group, 16th Annual Meeting
Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany, November 10-12, 2000


Luc P. M. Willemse*

Digitising the collection of the National Herbarium Netherlands: 4 years and 250,000 records later..

* Nationaal Herbarium Nederland, P.O. Box 9514, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands


The National Herbarium Netherlands (L, U and WAG) embarked on digitising its collection in 1996. Brahms, a FoxPro application developed at the Department of plant Sciences, Oxford is being used for data entry. At present more than 250,000 collections have been databased among which are all type specimens which also have been digitally photographed. Part of the data are available via Internet and on CD-ROM. The presentation will highlight a number of issues that had to be dealt with (choosing an application; validation of data) and the experience gained concerning technical details (procedures, time, personnel costs, storage).


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This meeting was co-sponsored by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) 

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