Bibliography project

J.E. Shields
Sat, 25 Oct 2003 06:22:38 PDT
Jane and all,

If I still have my old copy of Filemaker Pro 3, I'll put something together 
this weekend.  I have an  Access lit ref DB that I made years ago; I'll see 
what it looks like.  Should export to Filemaker easily.

Jim Shields

At 06:16 PM 10/24/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>Jim Shields and Robert Pries wrote,
>>I agree with Bob entirely on the subject of database vs. text 
>>document.  Searching, sorting, cross referencing to genera and even 
>>species, that all cries out for a relational database -- or a spreadsheet 
>>with multiple tables.
>>Jim Shields
>>>Although it sounds like a good idea, it could be very unwieldy without 
>>>creating some sort of database. I have a list of references for the Iris 
>>>encyclopedia I am working on that is over a thousand entries and that is 
>>>but one genus. The other problem is Floras and such are going to contain 
>>>many Genera. Would you create a huge list of Genera and species 
>>>mentioned? It seems one would have to create some sort of guidlines.
>If Jim, Robert, and other people can design a database that I can use 
>quickly and efficiently (and I don't find Microsoft databases to be usable 
>in a quick, efficient manner!), and if it can present the information in a 
>way that fairly naive users can use intuitively and easily, then I'll do 
>it that way. Please think about the design and make some proposals.
>Jane McGary
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