Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 12:22:21 -0500
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Consolidating historic sample collections

We have chemistry faculty members who have historic collections of 
materials they have developed themselves that are at the bottom of the 
round bottom flasks. These collections take up a lot of space and are 
hard to manage in accordance with good practice. During a discussion of 
this concern, the question arose whether what the best practices are for 
collecting and cataloging these materials into easily identified and 
managed collections. For example, are there well plates or other systems 
in place that are appropriate for collecting large numbers of small 
quantities of materials?

I said that the wisdom of DCHAS-L might have some information about this 
and that I would forward the question to the collective intelligence. 
Any good experiences or ideas out there?

Thanks for any information.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH 
Environmental Safety Manager 
University of Vermont 
Environmental Safety Facility 
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405 


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