The challenge of specimen tracking

By Chris Dietrich

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Abstract

Current systems for tracking the scientific names and locations of individual specimens, using specimen-level databases and UID labels, work reasonably well, but because most specimens in most collections have not yet been databased, we have an opportunity to develop more efficient, alternative tracking systems without undoing or abandoning everything that has been done previously.

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  • Chris Dietrich (2019), "The challenge of specimen tracking ," https://invertnet.org/resources/22.

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