Preservation and Documentation of NPS Museum Collections

During the performance period, the University will be charged with the following tasks towards completing Baseline Documentation and other requirements for the National Park Service.

Assist Museum Resource Center and park staff with the preparation of NPS Baseline Documentation for the National

Capital Region Museum Management Program.

This includes preparation of Scopes of Collections Statements, Museum Housekeeping Plans, Integrated Pest Management Plans and creating complete catalog records and entering those records in the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS).In addition, students or recent graduates will perform other museum management tasks such as:
Inventorying museum objects Registration of incoming objects; Sorting, identifying.

tagging and rehousing objects for long term storage; Assisting in deaccessioning museum objects inappropriate to the collection; Assisting park curators or other park based staff in duties similar to those listedabove- in the parks of National Capital Region.
Agency: Department of the Interior

Office: National Park Service

Estimated Funding: $75,000

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This Single Source Award is being made in accordance with Department of the Interior Policy 505 DM 2.14 B (4), which allows for award without competition to an applicant.

The applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based on location, technical expertise, and continuity in methodology.

All of the investigators are experienced with surveying, mist-netting, handling and identifying bats.

Dr. Jeremy White has previously captured and handled Indiana bats in the eastern United States and Dr. Freeman has also sampled for his species before.

The tasks to be performed under this agreement are as follows: (determine whether Indiana bats (Myotis sodalist) currently occur in Southeastern Nebraska by: 1mist-nettting in Indian Cave State Park, 2)use of ultrasonic detectors to record echolocation calls of bats in the area to pinpoint best potential capture areas).

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