Mission Impossible

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Mission impossible: developing a living collections management system to support two gardens’ missions: 

Mission impossible: developing a living collections management system to support two gardens’ missions

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The Importance of Living Collections

Impossible?: 

Living collections management is the key to fulfilling our missions. Impossible?

CHALLENGES…: 

CHALLENGES… Independent development is expensive and redundant and inhibits collaboration

CHALLENGES…: 

CHALLENGES… No one knows who has what without extensive research

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CHALLENGES… Insufficient data compromises conservation value of a collection Full-circle documentation

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CHALLENGES… Lack of seamless integration with GIS data is time consuming and results in inaccuracies.

CHALLENGES…: 

CHALLENGES… Most plant records systems lack modern functionality.

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CHALLENGES… Missouri Botanical Garden faced all of these issues and needed a solution

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