Further information about Recorder 6

 

This section provides further information about the broader elements of Recorder including a brief history of the journey from Recorder 3 to Recorder 6, the organisation of the Recorder project itself within JNCC and beyond (including funding and guidance) and Recorder's international elements in Germany and Luxembourg.

 

A Brief History of Recorder

Organisation of Recorder

International Elements

 

A brief history of Recorder

Recorder 3, a DOS-based system, was developed in the late 1980s by the Nature Conservancy Council (NCC) and made generally available in 1992. A review of the package identified the need to redevelop the software on a more modern database platform and it was thus redesigned in 2000,2002 and again in 2004, the latter of which produced the first of the Recorder 6 versions. For more details vist a brief history of Recorder.

 

Organisation of Recorder

The Recorder project is led by JNCC, funded and directed by the Steering Group, informed by the User group, developed by Dorset Software and supported by JNCC, the Approved Recorder Experts and Dorset Software. Click on the links to find out more.

 

International Elements

Recorder is used increasingly within Europe, particularly in Luxembourg and Germany.  The Musée national d'histoire naturelle du Luxembourg (Natural History Museum in Luxembourg) have developed the Collections Module to integrate the management of its specimen collections with observational data. In Germany the Zentrum für Biodokumentation (ZfB, Centre for Biological Documentation) and Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN, The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation) have developed Recorder-D, a German version of Recorder which is used in FloraWeb; a powerful web-based tool which provides access to 15 million vascular plant records in Germany.