Quickly find images with a range of search features to help navigate the large catalogue
Streamlined shopping cart to make downloading large numbers of images an easy task
Sign up for an account on the site in an easy process, pending administrator approval
System admins can keep track of image downloads, user accounts, and upload new images
The Plant Specimen Profile is a brand new online platform developed specifically for the
Queensland Herbarium to assist in managing the thousands of plant specimen images currently
stored on the premises.
The web application assists in quickly finding images with a range of search features to help navigate the large catalogue, and includes streamlined cart functionality to make downloading large numbers of images easy.
Staff are able to create an account on the system and keep track of their downloads, whilst Administrators can monitor extensive records and statistics produced by the system.
The Queensland Herbarium provides Botanists, volunteers and members of the general public alike with a range of facilities and services geared at processing, documenting and researching plant specimens to aid future research and conservation. Currently, over 850,000 plant specimens collected over 150 years from across the state are stored and archived at the Queensland Herbarium, providing insight into Queensland’s rich history of species discovery and ecosystem research.
The Queensland Herbarium previously maintained a visual catalogue of these plant specimens using the commercial cataloguing software Microsoft Access for many years. Recently, design and development began on building the new online platform for the Plant Specimen Profile after the previous system became slow, outdated and difficult to access. The new overhaul ensures that the online platform can be seamlessly ingrained into the daily workings of the Herbarium, increasing productivity and maximising efficiency for the staff. With the image database no longer being restrictively accessible only from the premises, the valuable resource will become a useful asset for other Government branches in Queensland and also in other states.
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