Encyclopaedia of Drosophila CD-ROM

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               The Encyclopaedia of Drosophila CD-ROM
                      Macintosh Compatible only
                            Release 1.0


The Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project (BDGP) and FlyBase announce 
Release 1.0 of the Macintosh CD-ROM version of the Encyclopaedia of
Drosophila (EofD).  This is the same version of the EofD CD-ROM that
was distributed to registrants at the April 1995 Drosophila Research
Conference in Atlanta.

The EofD is a graphical interface based on the ACeDB software first
developed for the C. elegans database and now in use as a powerful
browsing and querying tool for many genome databases.  Multiple data sets
are displayed on chromosomal maps in which text descriptions of data
items are displayed on command by mouse-driven "pointing and clicking".

Release 1.0 combines data from the BDGP and from FlyBase in an integrated
view.  In Release 1.0, all BDGP data (except DNA sequences) and much (but 
not all) FlyBase data are contained.  In contrast, the FlyBase World Wide 
Web home page (URL = http://morgan.harvard.edu/) contains more FlyBase data 
but only a subset of BDGP data.  Our long term goal is that both the EofD 
and the FlyBase home page will provide different views of the same 
comprehensive data set.  However, we are probably about a year away from 
achieving this goal. 

Before purchasing the EofD, you should make sure you have access to 
a Macintosh computer with the following attributes:

  The EofD CD-ROM can only be run on higher end Macintosh computers, those
  equipped with 68040 or PowerPC processors and a CD-ROM drive.  The 
  application runs in native mode on the Power Macintosh and we recommend
  the Power Macintosh for optimal performance.  

  The EofD requires System 7.1 or higher.  System 7.5 is required to use
  the EofD Guide help facilities.  In addition, QuickTime is required to
  play movies supplied on the CD-ROM.

  The EofD requires a minimum of 16 Megabytes (MB) of RAM.  We recommend
  turning on Virtual Memory and setting it to at least 32 MB.  

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The costs of the EofD, including shipping and handling, are, per CD-ROM
and user manual:

	$10 for U.S. purchases and shipment to a U.S. address
	$15 for international purchases and shipment

Order forms must be accompanied by checks or money orders in US dollars 
made out to "EofD".  Only prepaid orders will be accepted.

       *** Please do *not* send in your order by email! ***

Inquiries concerning EofD purchases may be made by telephone to 
Ms. Palmer at (617) 495-2906 or fax at (617) 495-9300 or by email
to eofd-sales at morgan.harvard.edu.  

Questions concerning the structure or operation of the EofD should
be e-mailed to eofd at fly2.berkeley.edu.

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       PRINT OUT AND MAIL THE FOLLOWING FORM TO EofD c/o Dawn Palmer
       AT THE ADDRESS BELOW.  ORDERS MUST BE PREPAID.  THE ORDER MUST BE    
       ACCOMPANIED BY PAYMENT IN FULL IN A CHECK IN U.S. CURRENCY.  ANY 
       OTHER FORM OF PAYMENT WILL BE RETURNED AS INCOMPLETE.
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                  EofD Release 1.0 ORDER FORM
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ALL ORDERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY FULL PAYMENT
IN U.S. CURRENCY DRAWN ON A U.S. BANK
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO "EofD"

Orders accompanied by insufficient funds will be returned.
No purchase orders, credit card or standing orders can be accepted.


_______ copies of EofD at $10 per copy for shipment within the USA  $__________


_______ copies of EofD at $15 per copy for international shipment   $__________



Orders must be mailed to:

	EofD
	c/o Dawn Palmer
	The Biological Laboratories
	Harvard University
	16 Divinity Avenue
	Cambridge, MA  02138
	USA

            *** Please do *not* send in your order by email! ***






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