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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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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