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Smithsonian Natural History Gopher

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Friday, November 5, 1993
The following appeared on Museum-L and is reproduced here without the
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    Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1993 20:39:00 EST
    From: David Bridge, MSC VAX System Manager <david [at] simsc__bitnet>
    Subject: New Gopher Server
    To: Multiple recipients of list MUSEUM-L <MUSEUM-L [at] UNMVMA__BITNET>

    This information was posted to the TAXACOM list last week, 29-OCT-1993,
    by Ellen Farr.  I think that this is a very important step forward for
    museums.  Major collections are NOW being made available over the 'net'.
    I'm cross posting this note for the benefit of other interested people.
    David Bridge
    New Gopher Server

    The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History is
    pleased to announce the Smithsonian Natural History Gopher Server.
    With over 120 million collections and 135 professional scientists,
    the National Museum of Natural History is one of the world's largest
    museums devoted to natural history and anthropology.  This server
    will provide access to data associated with the collections, and
    information and tools for the study of the natural world.

    Initial offerings on the server are from the Departments of Botany
    and Vertebrate Zoology and the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics.
    Other departments will be joining this server shortly.

    The Department of Botany menu includes the Type Specimen Register
    for the US National Herbarium (88,000 records), an index to the
    historical collections represented in the US National Herbarium
    (1600 records as of 1965), recent issues of the Biological
    Conservation Newsletter and the American Society of Plant
    Taxonomists (ASPT) Newsletter, a biological conservation
    bibliography (over 6000 records), and a copy of the "Checklist of
    the Plants of the Guianas."

    The Department of Vertebrate Zoology is making a checklist of the
    mammal species of the world available.  The checklist contains the
    names of 4,629 currently recognized species arranged in a taxonomic
    hierarchy.  The information is abstracted from Mammal Species of the
    World (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993).

    The Smithsonian's Laboratory of Molecular Systematics is providing
    an FTP server to the PAUP (Phylogenetic Analysis Using Parsimony)
    program and related software for phylogenetic analysis.  This can be
    accessed from the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics menu on the
    Smithsonian Natural History Gopher.

    The Server's Name: Smithsonian Institution's Natural History Gopher
    The Hostname: (currently at
    The Port Number:  70

    For further information contact:

      Don Gourley, Gopher Administrator, don [at] smithson__si__edu
      Ellen Farr, Department of Botany, mnhbo001 [at] sivm__si__edu

  Ellen Farr, Smithsonian Institution

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