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PRECIS, the Botanical Research Institute herbarium data bank

R. E. Magill, G. E. Gibbs Russell, J. W. Morris, P. Gonsalves
Bothalia | Vol 14, No 3/4 | a1198 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v14i3/4.1198 | © 1983 R. E. Magill, G. E. Gibbs Russell, J. W. Morris, P. Gonsalves | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 November 1983 | Published: 06 November 1983

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R. E. Magill, Missouri Botanical Garden., South Africa
G. E. Gibbs Russell, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture, South Africa
J. W. Morris, Datametrical Services, Department of Agriculture, South Africa
P. Gonsalves, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture, South Africa

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Abstract

PRECIS has been modified to make it more useful to taxonomists. The simplified system contains only specimen-related data, and the resulting decrease in the size of the data bank will make it more efficient to operate and maintain. The methods used to encode herbarium data, the operation of the storage and retrieval system, and several examples of system output, demonstrating the flexibility and versatility of PRECIS and its applications in herbarium curation and taxonomic research are described.


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