A Disaster Recovery Plan for the Australian National Herbarium
Items of national or international importance, which cannot be replaced include:
- Type specimens are located in two filing cabinets in the centre of the Herbarium (draped in plastic). There is also one column of types housed in the compactus, labelled with a sign saying ‘Types’; it is the eastern bay of the central stationary unit of the southern compactus (the row closest to the Herbarium entrance).
- Type specimens located in the ‘Type room’, Level 1 (see floor plan in Appendix B). Eucalypt Types are located in the main collection, in Building 502A (Level 1, northern compactus ). Orchid Types are located in the main collection, in Building 502A (Level 2, southern compactus).
- There may also be some types in the loans section of the compactus in Building 502 (see floor plan in Appendix B) and in people’s offices.
ANBG LibraryAll items in Rare Book Room (see floor plan in Appendix B).