MVSC; The James C. Parks Herbarium at Millersville University

Occurrence
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Description

The James C. Parks Herbarium at Millersville University (MVSC) holds about 20000 specimens primarily from Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Here is presented, in digitized form, the full herbarium holdings as of 2020, entirely geo-referenced and photographed. The herbarium collection spans from the mid 1800s to the present day and primarily contains vascular plants. The collection includes many rare fern hybrids and forms collected by James C. Parks and Mary Emma Groff. The herbarium also holds the Mary Emma Groff and Mary E. Grebinger collection, notable for their contributions to Lancaster County Botany and the excellent quality of the specimens.

Data Records

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Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Millersville University James C. Parks Herbarium. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f1c0241b-6c64-414e-914f-ebaf764b3d9b.  Millersville University James C. Parks Herbarium publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

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Contacts

Christopher Hardy
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curator
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
PO Box 1002
17551 Millersville
PA
US
717-871-4317
Kevin Faccenda
  • Custodian Steward

Geographic Coverage

Specimens mainly from the Continental United States. The majority of the specimens come from within Pennsylvania, but we have representation from most states as well as some from Alaska and other countries such as Aruba and Germany.

Bounding Coordinates South West [9.15, -160.7], North East [66.33, 122.41]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1833-01-01 / 2020-06-18

Project Data

No Description available

Title Digitization of the MVSC Herbarium
Funding Funded by Millersville University Biology Department
Study Area Description Herbarium data
Design Description Herbarium data; from various sources and without any consistent collection protocol

The personnel involved in the project:

Kevin Faccenda
  • Processor

Sampling Methods

Herbarium data; from various sources and without any consistent collection protocol

Study Extent Herbarium data; from various sources and without any consistent collection protocol
Quality Control Most specimens from the North East region of the United states were reviewed by Kevin Faccenda for taxonomic accuracy.

Method step description:

  1. Data were digitized from herbarium labels. Georeferencing was mainly manual by searching google maps and other gazetteers as well as via an automatic geolocation service for some specimens.

Collection Data

Collection Name MVSC; The James C. Parks Herbarium at Millersville University
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed

Additional Metadata

Purpose Digitized herbarium data for any natural history purposes
Alternative Identifiers https://doi.org/10.15468/qdatdf
f1c0241b-6c64-414e-914f-ebaf764b3d9b
https://bison.usgs.gov/ipt/resource?r=mvsc-millersville-university