Ready to use cataloguing software?

melissa.winans at UTXVM.CC.UTEXAS.EDU melissa.winans at UTXVM.CC.UTEXAS.EDU
Fri Dec 10 15:43:00 CST 1993

I have been asked by a computer-illiterate colleague in Argentina whether I
know of an off-the-shelf, ready to use software package for maintaining site
and specimen catalogues for his modest-sized vertebrate fossil collection.
Since I have always preferred to create my databases in some generalized
database manager such as dBase (so that I can set things up to suit my own
preferences),I really don't know what is available.  Do any of y'all know of
such a package?

My colleague's institution has a variety of PC clones, but no Macs.  From what
he's told me I gather that cost, while not to be ignored, is not as major a
consideration as having something that "almost anyone" can learn to use.

Melissa Winans                   +  veaa551 at
Collection Manager               +           or
Vertebrate Paleontology Lab      +  veaa551 at
University of Texas              +
Austin, TX 78712 512-471-6087    +  fax: 512-471-5973

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