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Found 8 results

  1. Without boring you with too much detail... I try to be thorough with cataloging my collection. I label each individual fossil, and record them in a database that contains all known information about that specimen. My question is... If I remove a fossil from my collection, how should I label it in my database? Should I leave it alone, mark it somehow as being given away/sold/traded/etc., delete the entry entirely? I realize this is probably more of a personal preference, but I'm curious as to what others do when removing a fossil from their collection records.
  2. databases

    I want to start an actual computer database for my collection. I want to find a free downloadable database. Does anyone out there have any input? At work I use FileMaker Pro. I designed the database for our collections and it works well, but it costs 500 plus bucks (300 for academic use, which is what we paid). I do not want to pay that sort of money, or any if possible. I looked into Specify, but they seem to be only for actual museums and not for home collections, or so it seems on the download page. What, if anythng do you folks use?
  3. New way to identify that coprolite as long as you can get some DNA out of it. Can tell difference between dog and human. https://phys.org/news/2020-04-feces-coproid-reliably-sources-ancient.html
  4. Hey everyone, I am looking for any reccomended websites or databases that can help me identify several invertebrate specimens in my collection. Specimens range from ammonites, echinoderms, brachiopods, molluscs etc. I have locations where most were found or acquired, but I would like to get a species ID on them at least. Morphology tends to blur at times depending on the sample. Any references or ideas?
  5. I'm not sure if this has been posted before. But I just found this cool page and found that it has a lot of very useful reference for identification. So I thought I'd share the link. On here you can just browse through their collections. They have some high quality photos. http://data.nhm.ac.uk/dataset/collection-specimens/resource/05ff2255-c38a-40c9-b657-4ccb55ab2feb?view_id=6ba121d1-da26-4ee1-81fa-7da11e68f68e
  6. Fossil App

    Hi everyone, Has anyone tried the new fossil app from NHM London yet. I'm going to give it a whirl this weekend. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/identify-nature/fossil-explorer-app.html
  7. I just searched for Palaeoxyris pics from Mazon Creek and bumped into "Mazon Creek Collections Database" from the Illinois State Museum Society. http://www.museum.state.il.us/databases/geology/mazoncreek/graphical/browse.php?which=extended_catalog&order=determination&start=0 Pictures, abbreviated records.... very nice overview.
  8. A Database of 3D Fossils, Ready for You to Explore and Print What's better than looking a picture of an ancient trilobite? Printing an ancient trilobite.... http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/08/a-database-of-3d-fossils-ready-for-you-to-explore-and-print/279044/
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