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Imaging

Amphiroa spectablilisA number of imaging projects have been, are and will be undertaken in order to make the material in the herbarium more easily accessible and usable for people worldwide and in partial fulfillment of the Herbarium’s commitment to data repatriation under the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Almost all recognised types in the herbarium have been imaged and databased in the herbarium's customised database PENELOPE. A large number of types remain, however, unrecognised. In addition, historically important material in the collection has been imaged and databased. Imaging and databasing nevertheless continues as historically important material and type material continues to be discovered. All images and associated data are available through jstor at http://plants.jstor.org/

Imaging has allowed easy access to certain materials such as Harvey's Travelling Sets of Algae. These specimens are never sent on loan as they consist of bound volumes each containing historically valuable material of many species. The following paper gives details of this collection. Parnell, J.A.N., Womersley, H.B.S., Sinkora, D., Vaughan, A. & Huisman, J.M. (2010). W.H. Harvey's Australian Travelling Sets of Algae in ther Herbarium of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL). Biology and Environment (Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy), 110B: 119-161.

As you will see from this document Harvey's Travelling Sets of Algae originate from Ceylon, the Friendly Islands and Australia. There are seven books of specimens from Australia and one each from Ceylon and the Friendly Islands.

Please email comments and corrections to these tables to John Parnell with the Heading 'Travelling Sets'. Note that these Indices are copyright and should be cited as follows:

Parnell, J. (2005). Index to Harvey's 'Travelling Sets' of Australian Algae in the TCD Herbarium. Web-page of the Herbarium, Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. http://www.tcd.ie/Botany/herbarium/imaging.php

Parnell, J. (2005). Index to Harvey's 'Travelling Sets' of Ceylonese Algae in the TCD Herbarium. Web-page of the Herbarium, Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. http://www.tcd.ie/Botany/herbarium/imaging.php

Parnell, J. (2005). Index to Harvey's 'Travelling Sets' of Friendly Islands Algae in the TCD Herbarium. Web-page of the Herbarium, Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. http://www.tcd.ie/Botany/herbarium/imaging.php

Travelling Sets of AlgaeSome images of the African specimens are available for download via the ALUKA website.

Funding from the Mellon Foundation has enabled all type specimens and many others of historical interest to be imaged and a database to them (PENELOPE) created. These images will be made available through JSTOR or via a direct request to the herbarium.

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Last updated 7 March 2013 nisheois@tcd.ie.