The Fiona Marshall Special Edition LASSI After years of effort (or does it just feel that way?), LASSI (the Larger Scale System Initiative) has completed its task of specifying and selecting a collections management package on behalf of eight museums. And the winner is . . . MultiMIMSY. The LASSI consortium consists of the following […]
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From ‘Archive 1996 – what were we up to 20 years ago?’, the Spring 1986 meeting item ‘introduction to Kew and overview of computing facilities’. THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS OVERVIEW OF COMPUTING FACILITIES The Royal Botanic gardens (RBG) installed the Prime minicomputer during December 1983. The choice of equipment was made while RBG were still […]
From ‘Archive 1996 – what were we up to 20 years ago?’, the Spring 1986 meeting item ‘Genus Index’. GENUS INDEX The RBG Genus Index is a database of genus names showing their validity and relation to other genus names, and the family they are in, all as perceived by RBG. It is written in […]
From ‘Archive 1996 – what were we up to 20 years ago?’, the Spring 1986 meeting item ‘Visit to Computer Section and demonstration of database systems (Sepasal)’. ASK SEPASAL! For the past three years the SEPASAL unit has been collating information about plants from the dry tropics that have been reported to be useful (in […]
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Agenda [The c1996 (?) note on the original MCG site said: ‘This is only a partial record: an initial paper plus certain figures. If any members have retained more from the day please let us know. Figures are linked where present.’] Documentation and computerisation in the Museum Documentation…continued General documentation […]
Spring meeting Museums Computer Group Program 10.30 coffee 11.00 introduction to Kew and overview of computing facilities. Museum Computer Group secretariat: MDA proposal (copy attached). Spectra Announcement + Draft Factsheet 12.30 Lunch 14.00 Use of Status package on system so far developed. Visit to Computer Section and demonstration of database systems (Sepasal). 16.30 Discussion 17.00 […]
The Museums Computer Group began when people met at the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge, over 15-16 October 1982, at the end of which it was decided that they should meet again and be The Museums Computer Group, with Bill Pettitt as chair. They then met as the MCG on 15-16 April 1983 at the Manchester Museum.