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

July 12, 2018

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Collections management plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Samples Repository
DOI 10.3133/ofr20181100
Authors Brian J. Buczkowski
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2018-1100
Index ID ofr20181100
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center