iDigBio Summit: Consortium of California Herbaria

TitleiDigBio Summit: Consortium of California Herbaria
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMcdade, Lucinda
KeywordsiDigBio 2011 Summit
AbstractThe Consortium of California Herbaria was developed to serve as a gateway to information from California vascular plant specimens that are housed in herbaria throughout the state. The database includes information from more than 1.3 million specimens, all searchable through a single interface. Originally developed in 2003 around botanical collections from University of California herbaria, the Consortium continues to grow as more collections are added. Currently, collections from eighteen institutions are accessible through this interface. The participating institutions cooperate under the guidelines of a Memorandum of Understanding. Participation as a data provider to the Consortium database is open to California herbaria that meet these Minimum Requirements for data inclusion.