Keep it clearly presented

The project ‘Virtual Guide to the Flora of Mongolia – Plant Database as Practical Approach’ was often asked: Why did you restrict yourself to just a few scans per taxa? Having the opportunity, you should have digitized all herbarium sheets you could get hold of.

Here are the TOP 3 of our answers:

  1. The aim of the project was an approach to a virtual flora, not a virtual herbaria. Although these two have many things in common, they should be implemented seperatly.
  2. Usually, we are able to overlook a arrangment of five to seven items. Being confronted with more items at once, we tend to feel overwhelmed.
  3. There are herbarium specimen that are really worth being digitized, and there are others that are not. We just skipped the others.

text by: U. Najmi