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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187

Archival Policies and Collections Database for the Woods Hole Science Center's Marine Sediment Samples

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We would like to thank Ellen Mecray and Nancy Soderberg for their advice, encouragement and assistance in creating this handbook and Tammy Dickinson for her insight into geological samples and their preservation. We would also like to thank Greg Miller and Valerie Paskevich for their guidance and hard work in presenting the data online in both tabular and IMS formats. Thank you to Dann Blackwood for providing photographs of the sample archives. Special thanks again to Valerie Paskevich and to VeeAnn Cross for their assistance in the creation and display of the Archive database in a GIS, as well as ensuring that proper documentation and metadata are available for the database. Flat World Technologies provided the free utility, EvokeBrowser, which was modified to allow the hotlink associated with the samples to open in the system default browser. Thank you to Donna Newman for her expertise in producing this publication and for her patience with the editing and review processes.

This report was prepared under the Information Archives project of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP).

This report has benefited from critical reviews by Larry Poppe, Nancy Soderberg, and Jim Robb (all USGS).

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