Entomological Collections Management Workshop 2018

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The 2018 Entomological Collections Management Workshop will be held at the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) in San Francisco, California from July 23-26 (Monday-Thursday). The workshop will be led by co-instructors Dr. David G. Furth (Furth Museum Consulting) and Dr. Floyd W. Shockley (Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History), with guest lectures from Dr. Chris Grinter (CAS), Deborah Paul (iDigBio), and Katja Seltmann (UCSB). Topics cover collections care for both the physical and digital objects. Workshop topics include:

  • Collection digitization techniques, management and workflows
  • Collections management policies, procedures, plans, mission statements
  • Collection Profiling/Assessment
  • Kinds of collections (para-collections, teaching/exhibits, etc.)
  • Collection profiling (assessment)
  • Specimen packing & shipping
  • Specimen preparation & labeling
  • Storage: compactors, cabinets, drawers, trays (pinned, ethanol, slides)
  • Collection curation: arrangement, standardization, loans
  • Collection conservation (e.g., environmental monitoring, T & RH, materials interactions, etc.)
  • IPM (fumigants, freezing, etc.)
  • Permitting (endangered/threatened species, IUCN, etc. lists)
  • Moving collections
  • Orphaned collection & deactivation
  • Collections management literature
  • Useful websites & vendors
  • Archives & libraries
  • Value of collections
  • Deeds of gift
  • Outreach (tours, public education, etc.)
  • Personnel: volunteers, work study, interns, research associates/collaborators, contractors, supervision, etc.
  • Security issues (access, theft)
  • Building issues & planning (physical plant, architects, floor loading, etc.)
Start Date: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, July 26, 2018 (All day)
California Academy of Science and University of California Berkeley Essig Collection
San Francisco