Biota - The Biodiversity Database manager

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University of Connecticut & Sinauer Associates Inc.
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Biota 2 is a second generation Collection Management system succeeding Biota 1. It has several exemplary features including a versatile help system and very flexible support for non-compliant data formats. It supports images in the collection system allowing for 10 different leading image formats and an unlimited number of images linked to any one specimen, further allowing the images to be displayed as thumbnails to be opened at full size with zoom capabilities. It also offers an optional web hosting platform that allows institutions to host their collections online for web visitors to browse through. The web hosting is provided at an additional cost.


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System Requirements: 

For Windows -

Biota 2 for Windows runs under Windows XP, NT4, ME, 2000, or 98.

For Mac -

To run Biota 2 under Mac OS 9, you need to have Apple's CarbonLib 1.4 or later installed. You can download CarbonLib for free from Apple. Biota 2.03 is certified for Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) and has no reported issues with Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)

Interfaces and Data Standards: 

The import tool for biota uses a graphical user inter face. It supports the importing of data text files, including support for special characters. It has the option of setting the delimiters based on their ascii values. This is a powerful option that all

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