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The Data Bank of the British Antarctic Survey’s Botanical Section

  • D. M. Greene
  • S. W. Greene

Summary

A description will be given of the use of a coded computer file and an in-clear card index to retrieve data from a medium-sized, special-purpose herbarium. The computer program uses a fixed-field format for selected collecting data, state of specimen information and herbaria holding duplicates. It is possible to sort on all fields and therefore the file can be used for different purposes. The card index contains the full information on every specimen on the computer file and provides an instantly available reference source.

Keywords

Antarctic Region Card Index Computer File Paper Tape Definite Location 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Reference

  1. Greene, D.M. (1972). A taxonomic data bank and retrieval system for a small herbarium. Taxon 21: 621–629CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, London 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Greene
    • 1
  • S. W. Greene
    • 1
  1. 1.British Antarctic Survey Botanical SectionUniversity of BirminghamEngland

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