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Digital Imaging of Biological Type Specimens. A Manual of Best Practice

This book addresses a number of important issues about the digital imaging of biological objects. It gives practical information on the digitisation process, depending on the type of specimens we are handling. These topics were explored in two workshops organised by the European Network for Biodiversity Information (ENBI), and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

Abstract 

With the digital imaging of a growing number of biological objects, it has become of great importance to agree on common approaches and standards. Such standardisation is particulary important for natural history specimens so as to compare specimens often with only subtle sifferences in morphology. Emerging technologies are leading to exciting new opportunities in scientific studies and the field of biodiversity is notable among them. (Wouter Los, Preface of the Manual)

Citation 

Häuser, C.L., Steiner, A., Holstein, J. & Scoble, M.J. (eds.) (2005): Digital Imaging of Biological Type Specimens. A Manual of Best Practice. Results from a study of the European Network for Biodiversity Information. Stuttgart. viii + 309 pp. ISBN: 3-00-017240-8

Author(s) 

Häuser, C.L., Steiner, A., Holstein, J. & Scoble, M.J. (eds.)

Contributor 

Altenburg, R., Ariño, A.H., Baquero, E., Berendson, W.G., Buffington, M.L., Burks, R.A., Crick, M., Dall’Asta, U., De Meyer, M., Downton, A.C., Einsiedel, B., Erlacher, S., Fritze, D., Galicia, D., Haas, F., Häuser, C.L., Hausmann, A., Holstein, J., Hurst, P., Jordana, R., Los, W., Mergen, P., Merkel, U., Morris, R.A., Nowak-Krawietz, H., Riedel, A., Röpert, D., Scoble, M.J., Siebert, D., Snoeks, J., Speers, L., van Spronsen, E., Steiner, A., Stoffelen, P., Taylor, H., Vander Velde, A., Veldhuizen van Zanten, H., Wautelet, F., White, I.M. & Will, I.

Publisher 

European Network for Biodiversity Information (ENBI)

Rights 

Individual chapters of this publication may be reproduced in any form without prior permission, provided that the source is acknowledged by citation of the author(s) and editors.

Rights holder 

European Network for Biodiversity Information (ENBI)