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The European Natural History Specimen Information Network

Project ID: HPRI-CT-1999-40010


Collections of natural history specimens are scattered in Europe in museums and herbariums and botanical and zoological gardens, and have never been considered collectively as an integrated European resource. The aim of the European Natural History Specimen Information Network (ENHSIN) has been to construct a prototype system for the development of a shared interoperable infrastructure of natural history specimen databases in European institutions. This brochure concentrates primarily on the results of the Network, but it also includes a summary of related EU-supported initiatives to improve access to biodiversity information in collections.

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Authors: SCOBLE M J, Natural History Museum, London (GB);JOHANSSON A M (EDITOR), European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20482 EN (2002), pp.32. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20482-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research. Fax: +32-2-295-8220. E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-4339-1
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