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The Resource "Door to drawer" costs of curation, installation, documentation, databasing, and long-term care of mammal voucher specimens in natural history collections, Robert J. Baker, Lisa C. Bradley, Heath J. Garner, and Robert D. Bradley

"Door to drawer" costs of curation, installation, documentation, databasing, and long-term care of mammal voucher specimens in natural history collections, Robert J. Baker, Lisa C. Bradley, Heath J. Garner, and Robert D. Bradley

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"Door to drawer" costs of curation, installation, documentation, databasing, and long-term care of mammal voucher specimens in natural history collections
Title
"Door to drawer" costs of curation, installation, documentation, databasing, and long-term care of mammal voucher specimens in natural history collections
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Baker, Lisa C. Bradley, Heath J. Garner, and Robert D. Bradley
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eng
Summary
Natural history specimens and their associated data are a valuable resource to the scientific and educational communities, with each specimen representing a unique sample from a specific locality and a specific point in time. Given this intrinsic value to research and education, a few studies have attempted to assign a monetary value or worth to specimens and their associated data. For example, a recent study determined the costs associated with collecting and preparing a mammal voucher specimen in the field; however, little information is available for costs associated with incorporating these specimens and their data into a natural history collection and providing access to these data by the scientific community and society. Herein, we review the costs required for curating, installing, documenting, databasing, and caring for a representative sample of 3,356 mammal voucher specimens, associated genetic resources, and accompanying data in the Natural Science Research Laboratory, Museum of Texas Tech University. The average cost for curation, installation, documentation, and databasing is conservatively estimated to be $17.51 per specimen, with additional costs of $0.25 per year per specimen for long-term care
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ANG
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Occasional papers / Museum of Texas Tech University,
Series volume
number 323
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"Door to drawer" costs of curation, installation, documentation, databasing, and long-term care of mammal voucher specimens in natural history collections, Robert J. Baker, Lisa C. Bradley, Heath J. Garner, and Robert D. Bradley
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Note
  • "Texas Tech University, Natural Science Research Laboratory"--Cover
  • "17 April 2014"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 10)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
15 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn894355834
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"Door to drawer" costs of curation, installation, documentation, databasing, and long-term care of mammal voucher specimens in natural history collections, Robert J. Baker, Lisa C. Bradley, Heath J. Garner, and Robert D. Bradley
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Texas Tech University, Natural Science Research Laboratory"--Cover
  • "17 April 2014"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 10)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
15 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn894355834

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