Peabody Museum Collections Online thru gopher (from SAS-Net)

Hugh Jarvis (C129QP43@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 7 Jul 1994 18:27:50 EDT

The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University is pleased to
announce access to its collections data via gopher. You can find us at: port 70

The initial gopher offering is 255,268 specimens/lots, which translates to
a little under a million individual specimens. The museum's approximate
holdings and the composition of the gopher are as follows ("+" means there
are plans to provide material later this summer):

Curatorial Cataloguing Number Items On
Division Methodology Of Items Gopher
---------- ----------- -------- --------

Anthropology lot 267,000 +
Botany/Paleobotany individual 360,000 16,809
Entomology indiv./lot 900,000 5,705
Invertebrate Paleontology lot 300,000 24,189
Invertebrate Zoology lot 300,000 8,584
Meteorites indiv./lot 500 +
Mineralogy individual 40,000 29,115
Scientific Instruments individual 2,000 573
Vertebrate Paleontology individual 120,000 28,132
Vertebrate Zoology
VZ-Herpetology individual 14,400 +
VZ-Ichthyology lot 9,908 9,908
VZ-Mammalogy individual 4,806 4,806
VZ-Ornithology individual 113,648 113,648
VZ-Osteology individual 13,799 13,799

We will be updating the gopher data periodically; the last update times
are posted in the "Welcome and Introduction" file on the main menu.
Comments about the data (omissions, etc.) are most welcome, and are best
aimed via email at the Collections Manager(s) in the respective curatorial
discipline(s) of your interest. You can find their addresses in the
"Staff Electronic Mail Addresses" file on the main menu.


Lawrence F. Gall internet: :
Systems Office voice: (203)-432-9892 :
Peabody Museum, Yale Univ. FAX: (203)-432-9816 :
New Haven, CT 06511 USA :