The University of Texas at Austin Texas Natural Science Center Non-vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory

Home-NPL | Home-TNSC




A big decision was made to migrate our biological databases over to Specify. All the specimens that were of biological origins (fossils) and the Recent comparative material fell into this category. Thus when we inherited the Texas mussel collection of Robert Howells after he retired from Texas Parks and Wildlife, there was a natural test case for Specify.

Nina Triche, then a graduate student, entered all the data relating to the specimens into the new database application.
She also completed all other accession tasks of numbering, relocating in inert containers and record imaging.

Our big test now is to get the large databases merged and in a format ready to be migrated into the same application.


Robert Howells and Nina Triche
Robert Howells and Nina Triche at the work station in PRC122


Frequently used abbreviations: NPL  Non-vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory | TNSC Texas Natural Science Center | UTDGS Department of Geological Sciences | BEG  Bureau of Economic Geology | VPL Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory | JSG  Jackson School of Geosciences | SUPPORT | VOLUNTEER | GLOSSARY

AboutNPL | History | Collections | Databases | Research | Projects | Exhibits | Links | SiteMap |

Education | Exhibits | Research and Collections
About TNSC | Visit TNSC's Texas Memorial Museum | Events | Membership | Support Us
Ask the Expert | Comment | Site Map | Web Privacy Policy | Web Accessibility | Last update: 04/24/08


Copyright ©1997–2013 Texas Natural Science Center, The University of Texas at Austin. All Rights Reserved.
2400 Trinity St Stop D1500, Austin, Texas 78712-1621 | Phone: 512-471-1604 | Fax: 512-471-4794