Mammals

Documentation Standards for Automatic Data Processing in Mammalogy

VERSION 2.0
1996
ISBN 0-89338-051-2
 

American Society of Mammalogists
Committee on Information Retrieval
To obtain a copy of this publication, please contact Suzanne McLaren.

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VII. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We thank the members of the ASM Systematics Collection Committee who reviewed this manuscript for their constructive comments. We are very appreciative of the support the ASM Board of Directors havs given to this project. We are especially grateful to Production Editor Bob Timm for his advice and support in bringing this manuscript to publication.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History was instrumental in the support of the development of the manuscript. We are most indebted to Carnegie Museum of Natural History for covering the postage costs for mailing copies of the publication worldwide.

VIII. LITERATURE CITED

 

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    I. INSTITUTIONAL DATA 

    II. TAXONOMIC DATA 

    III. SPECIMEN DATA 

    IV. GEOGRAPHIC DATA 

    V. OTHER DATA 

    VI. APPENDICES 

    APPENDIX A. LISTING OF CATEGORIES BY USAGE STATUS
    APPENDIX B. LISTING OF STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS
    APPENDIX C. NOTATIONS ON THE CHIN SYSTEM
    APPENDIX D. SAMPLE DATA RELEASE AGREEMENT

    VII. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS  

    VIII. LITERATURE CITED 

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