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New on-line collections database

web spider graphicUCMP is pleased to announce the arrival of a newly revamped on-line collections database developed in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Digital Library Project. Link to the new on-line database and learn more about the UCMP collections.
The database currently includes records for more than 200,000 vertebrate, plant, invertebrate and microfossil specimens housed in the UCMP collections. Features of the new interface include:

  • A simple search form
  • Browse lists for quick scanning of the collections
  • Learn more links into the UCMP Web site for general audiences
  • An advanced search form with more options for custom queries
  • The capability of integrating photos of specimens and field sites

Upcoming events

Saturday, February 1, 2003
Understanding the Tree of Life: a series of lectures sponsored by the Berkeley Natural History Museums. To register.

Saturday, March 8, 2003
The Evolution Solution
: the 2003 UCMP short course. Watch the newsletter and Museum website for more information!

Saturday, April 12, 2003
UCMP Open House at Cal Day offers displays, hands-on activities and tours of the collections. Watch the Museum website for more information.

May 10-11, 2003
Paleobotanical History of the California Flora: Museum Scientist Diane Erwin and Museum Associate Howard Schorn, both of UCMP, give this Jepson Herbarium/UCMP-sponsored workshop.
To register.

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October, 2002