The Royal Botanic Gardens overview of computing facilities

1986 Archive

The Royal Botanic Gardens overview of computing facilities

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 […]

Genus index

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 […]

Ask Sepasal!

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 […]

1986 Autumn meeting

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 […]

1986 Spring meeting – what were we up to 20 years ago?

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 […]

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