Small Collections Grant

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Towards the improvement of the JUA Herbarium, its database, processing, conservation and location of the original copies.

Osvaldo Héctor Ahumada


Database, Process backlog, Ship, Other

Cost: $



Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy. San Salvador de Jujuy. Juuy.


1-Modernization of the existing database.
2-Reform the plant processing cabinet: herbal, numbered, dried, duplicate, original and original copies only.
3-Change the procedure to keep the original copies, to be located in the herbarium.
4-Make improvements necessary to expand and completely isolate within the faculty the surface occupied by the herbarium. This objective also ensures the complete protection of all persons outside the herbarium.
5-Increase the number of metal lockers.


1-Acquire current hardware and software to replace those in use. To choose the right equipment you have to meet current needs and others that will be implemented later as the generation of digital images of specimens. Our tendency is to use the one used by the CTES, IBODA and CORD Herbaria. For a time our database was connected with those of these institutions. For reasons that escaped our will, it could not be followed.
2-To achieve this goal, we have available a larger cabinet, which is currently being used as a warehouse. This second objective will be accomplished by executing small building and other reforms.
3-One of the priorities in this plan is to change the procedure to keep the original copies. The current one, implemented by CTES, IBODA and CORD, will be expensive for our herbarium.
Our proposal is to build a metal cabinet. This piece of furniture that will remain tightly closed until the poison has acted completely in the original specimens. (*)
4-To fulfill this objective we have a space assigned by the faculty exclusively for the herbarium. We have to make necessary improvements to expand and completely isolate it, from the rest of other faculty units.
5-Buy metal herbal keepers, necessary to comfortably distribute the original copies.


Months: February, March and April and May.
1-Modernization of the existing database, acquiring current hardware and software to replace those in use.
Months: February, March, April, May and June.
2-Reform and expand the plant processing cabinet. For which small building and other reforms will be implemented, for that purpose.
Months: June, July, August and September.
3-Change the procedure to keep the original copies, explained in point 3 (*) how to execute that objective.
Months: August, September, October and November.
4-Expand and completely isolate within the faculty, the area occupied by the herbarium.
Months: November and December
5-Buy metal herbal keepers.
Months: November and December
6-Acquire supplies for the adequate assembly in the future of the herbarium specimens.

Referee 1:

Dr. Fernando O. Zuloaga

Referee 2:

Dr. Gabriel Bernardelo

Scoring Rubric

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Collection Improvement/Maintenance


1.  Contribution to the generation of digital herbarium data (digitization: data entry, setting up database structure, purchasing equipment).

2.  Contribution to enhancing our understanding of the flora by making new herbarium specimens available (processing of backlog).

3.  Contribution to enhancing our understanding of the flora by making new herbarium specimens available (shipping endangered collection to another herbarium).

4. Contribution towards improving conservation status of specimens in herbarium (better folders, protecting covers, mounting paper, labeling, etc.).

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IAPT community building


5.  Herbarium's potential for success.

6.  Perceived need, extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding.
7. Sharing specimens with other herbaria.

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Broader Impacts

8. The project will yield durable benefits (specimens, digitized metadata, databases, websites).

9. The proposed project involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination.

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