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Collections management plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Samples Repository

Open-File Report 2018-1100

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https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181100

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Abstract

Since 2002, the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Samples Repository has been supporting research by providing secure storage for geological, biological, and geochemical samples; maintaining organization and an active inventory of these sample collections; and providing researchers access to these scientific collections for study and reuse.

Over the years, local storage facilities have changed and new collections management strategies have been adapted as sample collections have grown and as research programs and focuses have shifted. The commitment of the Samples Repository to preserve and provide physical samples for future research, however, has remained the same. This report documents the collections management plan developed and implemented by the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Samples Repository to manage its scientific collections.

Suggested Citation

Buczkowski, B.J., 2018, Collections management plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Samples Repository: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1100, 12 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181100. [Supersedes USGS Open-File Report 2006–1187.]

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction to the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Samples Repository
  • Repository Facilities
  • Types of Samples Preserved and Maintained in the Samples Repository
  • Sample Acquisition
  • Sample Storage and Organization
  • Accessing Samples and Scientific Collections
  • Commitment to Long-Term Preservation
  • Collections Management Across the U.S. Geological Survey
  • For More Information
  • References Cited
  • Glossary

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Collections management plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Samples Repository
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2018-1100
DOI:
10.3133/ofr20181100
Year Published:
2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
Report: vii, 12 p.; Data Release; Project Site
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N