Roger C. KENDRICK kendrick at
Wed Jan 28 05:55:44 EST 1998

ACoates665 wrote:
> The standard data base for Natural History in th UK appears to be 'Recorder'.
> I find input simple but information recovery difficult.
> Is there any support for developing a windows based DB.?
> I would suggest a system based on a well used Data Base Engine. Perhaps
> at least it supports Db Files.,?
> Please post your thoughts or E Mail us.
> Recorder has been overtaken by events ... comment.
> Any new system must have the ability to import 'Recorder' information. Fact
> Can we ever agree on a standard format?
> What are your thoughts?

So far as I'm aware, there have been plans for quite some time to
develop a windows based version of RECORDER, but the process was not
given a high priority.

For those who have seen MS Access97, this program now supports
relational databases with semi-unilimited field sizes and a much simpler
database design mechanism that approaches the features used for RECORDER
by Advanced Revalation (the database program which runs RECORDER).
I'm developing a simplified version for my own use as part of my Ph.D.,
for allowing simpler extraction and analysis of moth records. So far
(I'm still developing the database design) things seem pretty

Anyone else have any ideas / comments ???

Roger C. KENDRICK   B.Sc.(Hons.)
PhD student & Demonstrator, Dept of Ecology & Biodiversity
The University of Hong Kong
mailto:kendrick at   + Hong Kong Moths ;   + H.K. Lepidoptera
Group ;
mail: Kadoorie Agricultural Research Centre
      The University of Hong Kong
      Lam Kam Road, Shek Kong,
      Yuen Long, New Territories
      Hong Kong
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