Resources for Members

Standard Symbolic Codes for Institutional Resource Collections in Herpetology & Ichthyology

the current list (version 6.5, published 16 Aug 2016) as PDF or Excel file.

Ichthylogical Collections and Curation Practices

1978 ASIH report on Ichthylological collections and curatorial practices.

Curation Newsletters

Between 1980 and 1999 the ASIH Collections Committee published 12 "Curation Newsletters" on best practices and supplies.

2012 JMIH Collections Symposium

The Technology and Innovation in Herpetology and Ichthyology Collections was a full-day symposium for the 2012 Joint Meetings of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (and 7th World Congress of Herpetology) held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

A total of twenty-four speakers contributed twenty-two 15-minute (or longer) talks on a wide variety of collections-related topics including: historical perspectives, digitization and georeferencing, tissue/DNA storage and recovery, NextGen sequencing, collections of histological, zoo and project-based specimens, use of collections in conservation and pedagogy, rehydration of fluid-preserved specimens, regulatory compliance, NSF programs and initiatives, and the tragic loss of the Instituto Butantan collection to fire.

See an overview, list of speakers, and abstracts from the symposium.

National Comparative Museum Salary StudyNational Comparative Museum Salary Study

Download the 2012 National Comparative Museum Salary Study prepared by the American Alliance of Museums.

Image Bank

The Image Bank images are available for downloaded and are intended for presentations, instructional media and similar uses. The terms of use are provided for each image.


This is a collection of curated links for Related Societies, General Resources, Herpetology Resources and Ichthyology Resources.


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midland watersnake coiled on a rock next to a stream
man holding male and female Kurtus gulliveri
a hand is shown holding four water snakes
two specimens of Maccullochella macquariensis
rattlesnake in a tree