All BGS Raw Biostratigraphy Collections And Data

A comprehensive collection of British fossil specimens and records compiled over 150 years of palaeontological collecting and research. Also includes all associated paper data, registers, indexes of locality and storage and reports of conclusions. The specimens have variable scattered coverage mostly within the UK and Ireland but there are some overseas data. Some specimens are sited accurately to less than 1 metre, whilst some specimens have accuracies of several kilometres. Includes both locality based biostratigraphic material, plus significant type, figured and cited samples of taxonomic importance. Specimens collected by Survey geologists throughout history of Survey, with some donated specimens (e.g. the Geological Society of London Collection) predating 1835, material is still being added. The collection includes hand specimens, casts & moulds, microfossil slides & cut sections and also registers containing identifications and locality information. The specimens have various uses within biostratigraphy and taxonomy. The data have key attribute data such as locality, stratigraphic age, matrix lithology, taxonomy, etc that could be used for linking in other datasets. Access and use of the data is subject to current policies, inline with MDA's (Museum Documentation Association) Spectrum guidelines and MLA's (Museum Libraries Archives Council) Accreditation guidelines. The collection can be viewed by loan or visit, whilst copies of the associated paper data can be made available as photocopy, scan, spreadsheet, etc., subject to certain constraints and conditions.
dataset
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:http://data.bgs.ac.uk/id/dataHolding/13480433
English
Geoscientific information
GEMET - INSPIRE themes: BGS Thesaurus of Geosciences:
Palaeontology
Biostratigraphy
Fossils
Free:
NERC_DDC
-180.0000, -90.0000, 180.0000, 90.0000
WORLD [id=100000]
creation: 1800
1800 -
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, NOTTINGHAM, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3143
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: distributor
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, NOTTINGHAM, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3143
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: originator
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, NOTTINGHAM, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3143
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: point of contact
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, NOTTINGHAM, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3143
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: custodian

Data Quality

Specimens and records compiled since the start of BGS, due largely to mapping activities.
Equivalent Scale: 1:10000
INSPIRE Implementing rules laying down technical arrangements for the interoperability and harmonisation of Geology
Commission Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services

Constraints

The copyright of materials derived from the British Geological Survey's work is vested in the Natural Environment Research Council [NERC]. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a retrieval system of any nature, without the prior permission of the copyright holder, via the BGS Intellectual Property Rights Manager. Use by customers of information provided by the BGS, is at the customer's own risk. In view of the disparate sources of information at BGS's disposal, including such material donated to BGS, that BGS accepts in good faith as being accurate, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the quality or accuracy of the information supplied, or to the information's suitability for any use. NERC/BGS accepts no liability whatever in respect of loss, damage, injury or other occurence however caused.
Either: (i) the dataset is made freely available, e.g. via the Internet, for a restricted category of use (e.g. educational use only); or (ii) the dataset has not been formally approved by BGS for access and use by external clients under licence, but its use may be permitted under alternative formal arrangements; or (iii) the dataset contains 3rd party data or information obtained by BGS under terms and conditions that must be consulted in order to determine the permitted usage of the dataset. Refer to the BGS staff member responsible for the creation of the dataset if further advice is required. He / she should be familiar with the composition of the dataset, particularly with regard to 3rd party IPR contained in it, and any resultant use restrictions. This staff member should revert to the IPR Section (ipr@bgs.ac.uk) for advice, should the position not be clear.

Metadata about metadata

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British Geological Survey
Howe,Michael Peter Alfred
Environmental Science Centre, Keyworth, NOTTINGHAM, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom
tel: +44 115 936 3100
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: point of contact
2020-07-31
English

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