Flora and Fauna of the Great Lakes

This project is a collaboration between the University of Michigan Library, the Fish and Mammal Divisions of the Museum of Zoology and the Fungus Collections of the University Herbarium. It is funded with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

This project has two primary goals:

  1. the development of increased access to the Great Lakes region Flora and Fauna portions of the Museums collections
  2. the development of an extensible infrastructure for putting Natural History collections online. The project will explore, prototype and test tools for using the online resources for a variety of scholarly and educational purposes.

The project began in October 2000 and is funded through September 2002.

This web site provides access to materials selected from Fish and Mammal Divisions of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology and the Fungus Collections of the University of Michigan Herbarium. It is a working prototype of a system that could provide integrated access to all of the Museum Divisions' collections and additional content such as field notes and other supplementary information. It is intended to facilitate access to the collections for the general user as well as the specialist interested in searching across domains. A summary of the project components is available. [go to summary of collections]

There are four searching options:

  1. a collection-based interface to the image and database components that allows you to designate any single collection or group of collections to search. [go to collection search]
  2. a map-based interface that searches all databases simultaneously by county. [go to map-based search]
  3. a simple search across all the content in the entire project, including the books, images, and databases. [go to all content search]
  4. a collection-based interface to the full-text fungus monograph component that allows you to designate one or more texts to search. [go to text collection search]

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This project is a collaboration between the University of Michigan Library, the Fish and Mammal Divisions of the Museum of Zoology and the Fungus Collections of the University Herbarium. It is funded with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Page maintained by Kat Hagedorn
Last modified: 05/02/2013