In message <PubJim7WIvHFFwlX@...
>, Andy Mabbett
>In message <001501c6e3d1$cd8010b0$6401a8c0@...>,
>Malcolm Storey <malcolm.storey@...> writes
>>The UK has the world's largest and oldest collections of herbarium
>>specimens held in trust by museums and universities.
>That sounds like a likely case for using the proposed "species"
>about which I posted here, recently:
Have you looked at the NBN gateway, which is where the herbarium records
will end up? It is already the single most important collection of UK
natural history records and is growing all the time. Species searching
across multiple databases is quick and easy. And when you call up a
species you are offered links to related websites. And you search on
taxonomic groupings, e.g. "gulls" or "Anatidae". I can't see NBN
recoding all their thousands of pages to use your new system.
>>experience in deciphering scrawled handwriting could be an advantage.
>You need to find yourself some genealogists!
Dispensing chemists are usually pretty skilled, too :-)
Malcolm Ogilvie, Isle of Islay