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  • Flecs: a novel LEGO┬« tool for bound herbarium clamping
    Dupont, S., Prakash, R.
    Journal of Natural Science Collections, Volume 7, pages 59 - 67

    A discussion of some of the current methods used for keeping herbaria volumes open during conservation and digitisation are discussed, and a solution to the physical challenges of digitising bound herbarium volumes with restricted opening capabilities is presented. The Flexible LEGO Clamping System (Flecs) is a collapsible page clamping system capable of holding open herbarium volumes with very restricted opening capabilities, while being versatile enough to deal with specimen position, volume thickness, volume position and repetitive use during mass digitisation.

    Keywords: Botany, herbarium, imaging, conservation, digitisation, Samuel Browne, Hans Sloane