Interactive Projects/information/guilds database --+-- Idea for getting the DB effort off the ground quickly -

mIEKAL aND dtv at mwt.net
Fri Dec 21 13:04:35 EST 2001


I just found this note from a few days ago.  I am really interested in getting
something mocked up in the very least because I think we will have an intern or 2 by
the end of march & it is a good time for them to do data entry before the season kicks
in..  (this is wisconsin)  ..

& one thing Ive been wondering about, is would it be possible for us in the end to
design more of a master database strategy that can access any of these other databases
such as pfaf or the ethnobotany database & import info from them as the result of a
search?

& what was decided about a separate list?


mIEKAL

seems to be one of the shortcomings of list communities that it is easy to have ideas
& toss them around...  another matter to know how to act.




"Lawrence F. London, Jr." wrote:

>
> Why don't you invite him to join this list and participate in the
> development of the PC plants database. He will have
> the opportunity to keep up with what's going on as well as being
> directly involved with the project as well as the various invividual
> efforts, Mielak's, John's, mine, his, i.o.w. whatever form it takes
> and where it is deployed.
>
> Go here to join:
> http://franklin.oit.unc.edu/cgi-bin/lyris.pl?enter=permaculture
>
> I have a new idea to help get the DB off the ground in a hurry:
>
> while the DB platform is being decided on, developed
> and put online for use we can still start collecting  and categorizing
> data in an easy-to-use interactive online resource:
> a public, no-subscription-required, web & email forum
> where all input is archived in a 4-way sortable, indexed, downloadable
> archive that can be accessed by the big Web search engines, for
> enhanced access & search/retreival. Everyone can use the data acquired
> for our collaborative DB or their own. I can do this with Mailman, the
> new list software this PC list will migrate to (RSN) when I have time
> to make the conversion. I could call it:
> pcplantdb
> email posting id for input would be pcplantdb@<whatever the server
> name is>.
> website would be www.ibiblio.org/pcplantdb (not online yet)
>
> Does this suit John, Miekal and anyone else wanting to be involved?
>
> The advantage to this quickstart method is that it will be very easy
> to use (submit input either through the Web interface [a form or
> direct email] or by private email) and all information submitted will
> be readily available to the public.
>
> A password-protected version of this can be created also.




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