Documentation Standards for Automatic Data Processing in Mammalogy
American Society of Mammalogists
Committee on Information Retrieval
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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.
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I. INSTITUTIONAL DATA
II. TAXONOMIC DATA
III. SPECIMEN DATA
IV. GEOGRAPHIC DATA
V. OTHER DATA
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
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