creating online plant database
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lflondon at mindspring.com
Wed Nov 7 22:34:10 EST 2001
On Wed, 07 Nov 2001 18:44:41 -0600, mIEKAL aND <dtv at mwt.net> wrote:
>the part where Im less clear how it could work would be the following. suppose we
>create a record for buartnut. say 6 different people enter different data in the
>same field, for instance in the field for USES. how do we make sure that no one
>overwrites anyone elses data? what procedures would we use for verifying the
>accuracy of the data? something like this has the potential to be VERY valuable if
>there is a core of people/sites slowly inputting their infos.
For the field USES have an open-ended list of subfields for all the
different entries submitted; or records within the field USES. Users
could add their own identifers to differentiate between records.
>also Im just beginning to learn the intricasies of creating searches & this might be
>an area where some assistance would be needed. for instance what I would like to do
If all records accessed by the database are simple text files in a
directory heirarchy in a website then searches made available by other
than the proprietary tools offered by the DB software would be
possible, i.e. Google, Yahoo, Altavista, Northern Lights and in the
case of ibiblio, Google finetuned and focused on all ibiblio's own
resources. I'm assuming that the DB will exist on a website as well as
on CD's that undergo regular revisions.
>once this database gets going is to create a field for SITE. on the
>dreamtimevillage.org website then I can hook to that database & have our webpage
>display only those entries of plants that are growing at Dreamtime. (there would
>also be a web front end for the database as a whole which could also be separate
>as for everyone's suggestions, if we are going to do something collective than I
>would say that just about everything suggested is relevant to a plant database.
>individual webpages can be configured to display whatever data that person felt was
A FAQ could be created for the project with DB features, ideas,
wishlists etc. along with progress-to-date, where to find the beta
version, lists of fields and data collected for them.
L.F.London ICQ#27930345 lflondon at mindspring.com
http://www.ibiblio.org/ecolandtech london at ibiblio.org
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