Duke University Herbarium (Awareness Campaign). Unknown. December 20, 2009

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Service to the Community ; Initiated annual Herbarium reports to document the high use of the facility (through loan activity and visits) and refereed publications that cite the Duke collection (about 100/year). Spearheaded the development of a new Herbarium URL and website -- herbarium.duke.edu -- that went live in November 2010. Organized the sale of Duke herbarium prints (high-resolution, archival-quality scans) through Duke Stores (Terrace Shop at Sarah Duke Gardens), with proceeds going toward a newly established Herbarium Fund. This was done in connection with a prominent framing gallery in Durham to generate some self-sustaining revenue and to raise our public profile. In collaboration with Duke Libraries, I initiated a project that digitized all the vascular type specimens at Duke (nearly 1000 specimens), and this collection will go live as part of the Duke Herbarium website in January 2013.

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Role

  • Unknown

Date

  • December 20, 2009

Service or Event Name

  • Duke University Herbarium (Awareness Campaign)