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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Redesigned Hunt Institute Web site at new URL

25 September 2014

All things must come to an end. Although huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu has served the Hunt Institute well since 1997, it is time for a change. With our redesigned and reorganized Web site, we are migrating to a new URL (www.huntbotanical.org).

We conducted a site-wide content review and reorganization and turned to Mizrahi, Inc. of Pittsburgh for a new look and a better way to maintain and update the site. Most of the content from our old site has been incorporated into the new one. The reorganization and new design just make it more accessible. Also, we have augmented the new site with exciting, additional content. All issues of Huntia, our journal of botanical history, and the Bulletin, our newsletter, are now available online as PDFs. Other relevant, out-of-print publications will be added soon. Descriptions are available for every exhibition since our first public one in 1963. Publicity images and checklists will be added to these Past Exhibitions pages in the coming months. We added Virtues and Pleasures of Herbs through History to the Exhibitions Online section and revamped Botanists' Art. Order from Chaos will be undergoing a content review and redesign in the future. Our existing databases have been upgraded. We are pleased to announce the launch of the long-awaited Archives' database, Register of Botanical Biography and Iconography. We continue to add thumbnail images to the Catalogue of the Botanical Art Collection at the Hunt Institute database. The public domain images will soon be available in a separate database to speed downloading. Our marketing information has been collected in an aptly named section where we invite everyone to "Get Involved" with the Institute.

About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

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Scarlett T. Townsend