CANRI Project Plans 2002-2003
Project # 17-Herblink - Royal Botanic Gardens
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2 Short name or acronymHerblink - Royal Botanic Gardens
The 1,000,000 plant specimens stored at the National Herbarium of New South Wales is the major resource used by scientific botanists to confirm the identification of plants. To make this resource available to the community-based resource managers, we commenced the scanning of over 8,000 specimens (species, subspecies and varieties) occurring in New South Wales.
As this project was initiated and funded in 2000-2001, the implementation and purchasing of the camera and hardware for the project has been completed and the day to day running of the project is in progress. The major activity now is the scanning and preparation of the digital images for presentation in Herblink. Over 3000 images are complete at this stage.
4 Target audience
Primary audience:General public
Main regional audience:
5 Participating organisations
5.1 Lead agency or organisation
5.2 Other agencies or organisations
Project Steering Committee
7 Project definition
7.1 Project description and objectives
The project is provide an Internet-accessible electronic image bank of the herbarium collections in the RBG Collections Management System, to create a resource that can be used to confirm plant identifications by the community. The images will be accessible through PlantNET on the RBG website and will include all NSW native (including rare and endangered) and weedy species, subspecies and varieties.
7.2 Inclusions and exclusions
7.3 Related initiatives and interdependencies
As this project was initiated and funded in 2001-2002, the implementation and purchasing of the digital camera and hardware for the project is completed and the running of the project is well underway. This project will link images and enhance the continuing development of the Eucalink project, also funded by CANRI. It is also helping to develop the national Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH) project being undertaken by all herbaria in Australia.
7.4 Technological environment
Initiation of the new RBG Collections Management System to the website is being constructed by the RBG.
7.5 Prerequisites and assumptions
Knowledge of NSW plants and appropriate scanning technology, expert knowledge of Project manager and adequately trained staff.
8.1 Details of deliverables
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8.2 Environmental theme
8.3 Type of deliverables
8.4 Additional information
9 Schedule and costs
9.1 Schedule and cost details
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9.2 Additional information
10 Project organisation and controls
10.1 Organisation Chart
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10.3 Quality management
Progress reports will be provided to the CANRI coordination team every two months or otherwise as required.
The Project Manager (or a representative) will attend CANRI Program Implementation Group meetings to discuss progress on the project.
Other quality management measures to be adopted:
11 Other information
12 Executive signoff
The Project and its outcomes are consistent with the business policies and strategies of this organisation as its sponsor. Resources are available to adequately supplement those provided by CANRI funding for the substantial delivery of expected project outcomes and for the realisation of described benefits.
This project plan has been prepared in accordance with the 2001/02 CANRI Project Plan guidelines
The project is consistent with the business policies and strategies of this agency as its sponsor. Resources are available to adequately supplement CANRI funding for the provision of the stated project deliverables and the realisation of stated objectives.