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Fairchild Virtual Herbarium Web Portal
Title: Fairchild Virtual Herbarium Web Portal
Creator: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden <Coral Gables, Fla.>
Abstract: The Virtual Herbarium is a huge advancement in herbarium use and design coupling the collection of physical specimens directly with the WWW and incorporating complete specimen data integrated with multiple resources for information generation and retrieval. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has the first truly virtual herbarium. We already have nearly 60,000 specimens online, including nearly 3,700 palms. NewTaxonomy is now derived from work of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. The Dan Austin Convolvulaceae Collection is now available for simple searches. Multiple Herbaria can be searched at once. Rather than just a simple text database of specimens, or photos of a few particular specimens, an integral part of our design philosophy is to make a high resolution photograph of every specimen in the herbarium available to the world. Our virtual herbarium includes not only specimens from our physical herbarium, but also specimens from other herbaria. The entire Herbarium of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands (CAYM) is available here. In addition to the specimens themselves (each has a high resolution photo of the specimen, a 300dpi scan of the label, and the associated searchable text database containing all of the label information in raw form as well as several interpreted fields) we also have several other resources such as extensive species lists, interactive keys, and thousands of photos of living plants in various databases and indices. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Illustrations, models, miniatures (580.22);
Museums, collections, exhibits (580.74)
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Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website; database
Resource type: Factual databases
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2014-10-28
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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