Recorder 3 Resources


There are a number of resources available which can provide help and guidance on a range of subjects within Recorder 2002. As well as support and advice available from the approved Recorder experts, the Recorder Wiki and the Old Recorder category of the NBN Forum are useful reference sources for potential issues or general advice. For written assistance you can use the Help within Recorder or make use of the select library of documents which cover a range of subjects. There is also technical documentation available covering topics such as the data model and additional documents that may be of interest eg National surveys.


NBN Forum

The Recorder section of the NBN Forum, although generally focused towards Recorder 6, now has an additional category called 'Old Recorder' for users of Recorder 2000, 2002 and 3. The Forum itself is a valuable focal point for the recording community for both announcements (eg software or dictionary version releases) and troubleshooting. It is an active arena for Recorder users with a range of technical skills to assist one another with problem solving, free of charge. There are links to other related projects as well as the Recorder Wiki and a search facility. If you can't find what you're looking for on the forum you can type the following text into an internet search engine and then the words you are searching for: This cleverly restricts the search to the NBN forum and often yields better results than searching within the forum itself.


Recorder Wiki

The Recorder Wiki is a set of webpages, accessed through a link on the NBN Forum, where the user community are invited to get involved in creating posts to assist other users in completing a range of tasks related to Recorder. Existing posts can be edited and added to and can provide a very useful source of information for all Recorder users. Visitors can access and view Wiki entries but to be able to edit the Wiki you will need to register as a Forum user. Again the contents of the Wiki are more focused towards Recorder 6 functionality.


Recorder Experts

There are currently three JNCC approved Recorder experts providing support for Recorder 3 users: Sally Rankin, Mike Weideli and Richard Weddle. As well as supplying Recorder 6 they can provide support, training and advice as well as additional services such as data transfer, customised installations and the development of larger projects to fit a range of budgets for both Recorder 2002 and 6.


Recorder Help

Recorder 3 has a extensive context sensitive help built in to the software.


Documentation - Tutorials and Guides

There is a very limited library of written guides and tutorials covering aspects of Recorder 3 functionality including Data transfer from Recorder 3 to Recorder 2002 or Recorder 6.


NFBR Recorder 3 Help Pages

The National Federation for Biological Recording has a help page for Recorder 3 users. It contains some useful information and answers to frequently asked questions.