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Introduction and Advanced Collection Management with IrisBG

“Linnaeus' driving purpose was to bring order out of chaos in the living world." -E.O. Wilson. Keeping track of a few plants can be achieved using a simple spreadsheet.

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6/19/18
Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management: Self-Assessment Tool

 A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.

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5/3/18
BBG Collections Policy

BBG intends to guide, limit and manage their plant collections through the implementation of procedures described within this document.

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4/26/18
Global Genome Biodiversity Network: saving a blueprint of the Tree of Life – a botanical perspective

Genomic research depends upon access to DNA or tissue collected and preserved according to high-quality standards.

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4/19/18
Considerations for Commercial Plant Introduction from Public Gardens

Public gardens can benefit from the introduction of new plants to the horticulture industry.

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4/13/18
Modernizing Plant Records Management

This report introduces readers to digital plant records management, provides a comparative analysis of the leading digital plant recordkeeping tools, and outlines considerations related to use of these tools to enhance plant care, public education, and

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4/2/18
Digitized Collections Database Software Comparison

This document is meant to serve as a resource to compare three popular collections management software programs:

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3/22/18
Documenting Living Collections: A Study of Curatorial Practices, Challenges, and Solutions for Historic Botanic Gardens

Botanic gardens are living museums, offering opportunities for conservation and research as well as education, experience, and enjoyment through their plant collections.

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3/16/18
Conservation utility of botanic garden living collections: Setting a strategy and appropriate methodology

In the realities of the modern world, when the natural habitat is rapidly disappearing and the number of imperiled plants is constantly growing, ex situ conservation is gaining importance.

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3/15/18

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