|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Authors||Briggs, JM, Benson, BJ, Hartman, M, Ingersoll, R|
|Editor||Michener, WK, Porter, JH, Stafford, SG|
|Book Title||Data and Information Management in the Ecological Sciences: A Resource Guide|
|Publisher||Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office, University of New Mexico|
One of the many issues that an information management specialist must consider is the need to convert data into a usable electronic format. This frequently means converting data collected in the field, usually on paper, into an electronic form that can then be used in a statistical or graphical package by the researcher. The purpose of this paper is to present guidelines that we have found useful in making this conversion as quick and error-free as possible.