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Alison Vaughan

As the Digital Collections Advisor at MEL, I’m responsible for ensuring that our herbarium specimen data is as well-managed and fit-for-purpose as possible. I maintain and develop our Specify collections management system and have helped other Australian herbaria implement Specify for their collections.
I also have a strong interest in botanical history (particularly the contribution of women to botany) and am passionate about making natural history collections more accessible – and better appreciated – through social history and storytelling.

Alison's work profile

Alison works in the following sector(s): Collections Institution

Alison's primary institution is: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Alison's position is: Digital Collections Advisor

Alison's work in taxonomy 

Alison has the following roles: Specimen preparation, Research, Collection Management, Information Management, Editing publishing and reviewing

Alison's skills are in Biodiversity informatics

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