As an alternative to recording your preserved plant material alongside your living collection, you can also record your preserved material as a separate collection in IrisBG.
What is best for my situation?
If your preserved material is predominantly taken from plants found in your living collection, recording the preserved material alongside the living collection is usually recommended.
However, if a larger part of your plant material is taken from outside your living collection, a separate preserved collection is usually recommended.
As a separate collection, you have more flexibility on how each collection is handled by the system. The accessions can have a different accession numbering format from the living collection; user access is handled separately in each collection, etc.