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Abstract Detail

Systematics Section/ASPT

Diazgranados, Mauricio [1], Funk, Vicki [1].

QR Codes and Biological Collections.

The popularity of QR Codes has increased exponentially with the technological advances in smartphones, digital tablets, and other electronic devices. QR Codes have numerous advantages over the traditionally used barcodes, including small size, security mechanisms, type and amount of information and low implementation cost. We propose using QR Codes to facilitate linking specimens of biological collections with associated voucher information such as photographs, maps, other collections, ecosystem notes, citations, and GenBank sequences. A thorough discussion regarding advantages and disadvantages in the implementation of QR Codes in biological collections is presented here.

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1 - Smithsonian Institution, DEPT OF BOTANY-NHB 166, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC, 20013-7012, USA

collection management
Biological research collections
matrix code

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Grand Salon A - D/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PSY002
Abstract ID:844
Candidate for Awards:None

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