The scope of this catalog is limited to Essig specimen records that
have been catalogued and digitized.
The museum has many specimens
that are not yet catalogued but are available for research.
For more information
about the holdings of the museum, visit
the Essig Museum of Entomology website.
About the system
This system uses the Apache Web server running on Red Hat Linux,
the mySQL database with the Perl DBI module, along with in-house Perl scripts.
The HTML query forms access Perl programs which create an
SQL (Standard Query Language) query to the database, deliver the query, and process the
results, creating a new web page to display the records that matched.
This system is based on other systems developed by the BSCIT group in the
Berkeley Natural History Museums,
UC Museum of Paleontology, and
EME Specimen Database Schema
How to Cite the Essig Database
Essig Museum Online Database. University of California, Berkeley. Accessed
The Essig Database was developed originally through a
collaboration between the Essig Museum and the
UC Berkeley Digital Library Project (DLP).
Members of the development team were
Ginger Ogle and Joyce Gross Programmers, DLP,
and Gordon Nishida Database Manager, Essig Museum.
The system is now maintained by BSCIT.