collection DB design question

Andrew Whittington aew at NMS.AC.UK
Mon Dec 16 10:08:18 CST 1996

Dear Geoff and Fellow Taxacomers

Geoff Read wrote:  "I'm still waiting patiently for ANY reliable
Win_something biological museum collection program."

How about "Platypus - A database package for Taxonomists"  Operating
system Windows 3.1, 3.11, NT or 95.  On CD-ROM or DISC.  Produced by
CSIRO Australia, available from:  "sales at"  or refer to
demo on:

Looks good!  Does anybody have working experience of it - we're
contemplating purchase for the Entomology Section, National Museums of

Andy Whittington
National Museums of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
DDI: 0131 247 4261
FAX:  0131 220 4819
aew at

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