Researchers can request through NCU to
borrow materials from other herbaria. The borrowed material remains in the
NCU herbarium until the loan is returned.
The researcher will give in writing to the
NCU Curator a list -- as detailed as possible-- of the specimens required.
The NCU Curator will contact the lending herbarium and arrange the loan.
NCU will contact the researcher when the
loan arrives. All in-coming material will be frozen for 1 week upon receipt.
After freezing, NCU will unpack the loan, confirm specimen count, acknowledge
receipt to the lending herbarium, and designate a space for its storage. The
Asst. Curator will enter the loan information (lending institutionís loan
number, NCUís transaction number, borrower, due date, specimen count) in
HERBREC1.xls and file the paperwork (researcherís request, NCUís request,
lending institutionís documentation enclosed with loan) by institution.
The researcher is expected to abide by the
lending herbariumís rules on destructive sampling, loan period, affixing
annotation labels, citing specimens in publications, etc. Extension of loan
times should be requested to the loaning institution through the NCU Curator.
When the researcher is finished with the
loan, NCU will pack the loan for return. At the Curatorís discretion, the
researcher may be expected to defray the cost of returning the specimens to
the lending herbarium.