Locating Publications in the Research LibraryMany of the projects we have worked on are associated with at least one published paper (or in some cases Columbia University masters thesis papers). It is our to job to locate additional publications that use our specimens and make note of them in the database.
Most times we can find publications online using the electronic resources that are available to us, but sometimes the publications are only available in print at the research library. Luckily for us the library is just downstairs from our lab.
Large collaborative effort aheadThis week we wrapped up some of our smaller projects and are moving on to one larger task.
Courtney worked on the project on her own last summer and cataloged over 500 specimens. At the end of the summer it was assumed that the project was completed, but we have located 8(!) more original storage boxes that are directly related to a publication by A.S. Warthin (1930). Each of the original boxes can hold up to 100 vertical slides.
|original condition of the Warthin collection|
Ostracods of the WeekWe proudly present to you the ostracods of the week.
|Cavellina fittsi paratypes from a 1929 Columbia Masters' Thesis|
Collections tourThis week we had a tour of the ornithology department's collection.
Nicollette even got to hold a bald eagle.
We have reached the halfway point of this project. It seems as though we started just a few days ago and we still have much to learn about updating collections.
Until next time,
The IP-microfossils team.