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Subject: Collection assessment

Collection assessment

From: Steve Krauth <krauth>
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 1994
I am looking for information about assessment of natural history
collections, specifically an insect collection.  I am the curator of the
University of Wisconsin insect research collection.  I would like to
write grant proposals for outside support, but the supporting
information most agencies look for is collection "value".  Do you know
of collection assessors (other than the IMS people) that could or would
evaluate a collection.

I think I am looking for a conservator that will do both a condition,
breadth and dollar value assessment.  I know of the dollar value debate
that has raged in some collection circles, but I also know that IMS for
one has a collection assessment program that pays for the
assessment/evaluation of a collection so the collection personnel can use
that information to appeal/approach NSF for collection support. Part of
my problem is the collection assessment proposal funds are first come
first served and the competition is furious.  I am looking for advise
from other collection types attempting to jump through the fund raising

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Steve Krauth

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:63
                  Distributed: Thursday, March 3, 1994
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Received on Tuesday, 1 March, 1994

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