Tim White
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Director of Collections & Operations

(203) 432-3767

tim.white@yale.edu

 

Museum Career & Assignments

Assistant Director for Collections & Operations, 2003 – present

Environmental Science Center Collections Project Manager 1999-2003

Senior Collections Manager for Invertebrate Paleontology, 1996-2003

Collections Manager for Invertebrate Paleontology, 1984-1996

 

Offices & Professional Appointments

President, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, 2006-2008

Member, Natural Science Collections Alliance, 2006-2008

Member-at-Large, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, 2004-2006

Documentation Committee Chair, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, 1998-2004

Special Publications Editor, The Paleontological Society, 1999 -2006

Newsletter Editor, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, 1996-2000

 

Select Advisory Boards & Steering Committees

The Paleontology Portal Steering Committee

Smithsonian Advisory Committee on Collections Stewardship

Yale Digital Commons Advisory Group

Heritage Health Index , Natural History Advisory Group

Yale Arts Area Advisory Committee

 

Recent Grant Support

CLIR, 2011 to 2114

NSF-S2I2, 2011

NSF-Paleoportal 2006-2010

IMLS-IP/IZ type, 1997-1999

ARTstor, a collaborative project with the Yale University Art Gallery.  Tim White, co-PI (with Susan Matheson, Yale University Art Gallery) $152,000. 2007-09

Energy Audit and Sustainability Study of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 1926 Building, Tim White, PI.  Funded by the Green Fund, Yale Advisory Committee on Environmental Management.  $29,100, 2005-06

 

Select Publications

Collier, F.J. Hughes, N.C., Kluessendorf, J., Lipps, J., Taylor, W. and R.D. White. 2000. Fossil Invertebrate and Microfossil Collections: Kinds, Uses, Users IN White, R.D. and W.D. Allmon (eds.). Guidelines for the management and curation of invertebrate paleontology collections and including a Data Model and Standards for Computerization. Paleontological Society Spec. Pub.10: 25-36.

Weiss, M.R. and R.D. White. 1998. The 1921 Geological Society of America Election: A reprise. Earth Sciences History, 17: 27-31.

White, R.D. 1986. Cambrian Radiolaria from Utah. J. Paleont. 60(3): 778-780.

White, R.D. 1995-2003. A type catalog of fossil invertebrates in the Yale Peabody Museum. Postilla. 18 discipline specific catalogs, totaling 880 pages.

White, R.D. 2009. Biodiversity, Global Change and the History of Life:  Challenges in Managing Natural History Collections in the 21st Century. Challenges and Perspectives: 100th Anniversary of the National Taiwan Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

White, R.D. and W.D. Allmon (eds.). 2000. Guidelines for the management and curation of invertebrate paleontology collections and including a Data Model and Standards for Computerization. Paleont. Soc. Spec. Pub. 10.

White, R.D. 2000. Guidelines for the documentation and care of invertebrate paleontology collections IN White, R.D. and W.D. Allmon (eds.). Guidelines for the management and curation of invertebrate paleontology collections and including a Data Model and Standards for Computerization. Paleont. Soc. Spec. Pub. 10.

White, R.D. and L.F. Gall, 2001. Databasing in Invertebrate Paleontology: One Collection’s Case History. SPNHC Newsletter, 15: 1,5,15.