Macintosh Hypercard herbarium Toolkit
beach at HUH.HARVARD.EDU
Wed Feb 10 10:06:40 CST 1993
The Taxacom FTP Server now has available the Herbarium Curator Toolkit (HCT)
Hypercard software package by Carl Lewis, Connecticut College. A
description of the software is below.
The Taxacom FTP Server can be reached via anonymous FTP at huh.harvard.edu.
The HCT program files are in the directory: /pub/software/hct
HCT is herbarium catalog software for the Macintosh. It was
written with HyperCard 2.1, and requires HyperCard 2.1 to run. This
is a software package designed to increase the educational value of
herbaria. As the name suggests, it is a collection of software tools
for the management and effective use of herbaria. It can store all
information necessary to catalog a single small to medium-sized
herbarium. HCT was developed during the summer of 1992, to catalog
the George R. Cooley Herbarium, at Colgate University.
HCT is not a traditional text-based database program. It has
several methods for navigating through a catalog, using buttons,
pull-down menus, and "HyperText." This point-and-click navigation is
easy to master, and very powerful. In addition, versatile sorting,
searching, and printing features are provided. HCT can export data to
tab-delimited text, which can be read by other database software.
Also, it can be configured to only allow certain users to edit the
catalog, using password-security.
DESCRIPTION OF EACH FILE:
HCT_10.hqx: This is the complete HCT package. This copy
contains no data, and can be used as a template
for building a new catalog.
HCT_example.hqx: A copy of HCT containing the first 189
specimens in the George R. Cooley Herbarium,
at Colgate University. This is intended to be
a demonstration of HCT.
HCT_manual.txt: This is the ASCII TEXT version of the manual.
If possible, download and print the PageMaker
version of the manual instead.
HCT_manual_PM4.hqx: This is an extremely useful 26-page manual,
in PageMaker 4.0 format.
The files with the ".hqx" ending must be translated with BinHex 4.0,
or a similar translator. On Unix machines, the McVert utility can be
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