Here at the Herbarium, University of Reading, UK., we use a program called
BRAHMS which we are helping to develop with our colleagues at the Oxford
Forestry Institute. The program deals with the day to day running of Herbaria;
entering specimen data, creating labels, managing loans etc. Many more
features are being added including specimen mapping, species descriptions,
bibliographies etc etc. it is also hoped to implement a GIS element as part of
the BRAHMS package too. Although the software is still under development we
would welcome interested parties to contact us with a view to making the
software more widely available.
Regarding your question about herbarium contacts, are you aware of the Plant
Taxonomists Online. This major list covers both active Taxonomists with e-mail
and also an increasing number of Herbaria.
Hope this helps
Herbarium Technician (RNG).
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