A really good program for any kind of record-keeping is NotebookII put out by
Pro/tem Software, Stanford, CA. Fields can be expanded as you need them up to
about 64K. It is also very useful for references--you can put all the comments
you want on them! The program comes with Bibliography, which will sort through
your manuscript and your reference file and make you a bibliography, and
Convert which enables you to set up a file for converting database literature
searches to your reference file format, e.g. we get Current Contents on
diskette, save the PIC file in the Dialog/Medline format, and then convert it
to Notebook format. Our computing centre has a site license: all three programs
bundled cost about $115 (Can). Maybe we could get an Arabidopsis "deal"?
Beverley Green, U.B.C.
Message: 2889874, Posted: 10:50pm PDT, Wed Apr 17/91, 12 lines
To: userID=BRG.,arab-gen at genbank.bio.net
From: BIOSCI-REQUEST at genbank.bio.net
Subject: Database for Arabidopsis.
From: Andrew Millar <chualab at rockvax>
We realize that we need a database to keep records of crosses and mutant
strains/transgenic stocks in our lab. We don't have anything suitable in
Rockefeller. We would be very glad to hear from anyone who is currently run-
ning or planning such a program: what software, what fields, which language,
etc. Please contact us on the network-perhaps some of the computer experts
would like to comment?