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The Uses of Electronic Data Processing for Herbarium Specimen Label Information

  • A. V. Hall

Summary

An introduction is given to the chief elements of computer-based information systems for data on herbarium specimen labels. Some critical reasons for considering using such systems are noted, particularly for providing multi-indexed access to label records. It is concluded that with careful systems analysis, the computer-based approach should be of major value in extending the usefulness of the herbarium.

Keywords

Data Bank Label Information Proof Reading Specimen Label Electronic Data Processing 
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© Plenum Press, London 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Bolus HerbariumUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa

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