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Better pest management through more effective communication of data

Baars, Christian, Henderson, Jane ORCID: and Hopkins, Sally 2018. Better pest management through more effective communication of data. Presented at: The museum ecosystem: exploring how different subject specialisms can work closer together, Leeds City Museum, 26 - 27 Apr 2018.

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Natural history collections belong to those museum collections most vulnerable to pest damage. Preventing collections from being damaged by pests is a major challenge of collection care. Integrated pest management (IPM) programmes are currently the preferred option within the heritage sector for protecting collections from insect pests. One essential feature of IPM is monitoring and recording, resulting in large amounts of data. While there is a considerable body of literature on the implementation and maintenance of an IPMprogramme, little guidance exists on effective analysis and communication of data. Our work on data visualisation advocates for more effective communication by adopting novel graphical representations to achieve improvements in communication, which remains an under-researched aspect of collection care.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: IPM, pest management, museum, natural history, data, graphics, communication
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