Topic: Deletion of Dictionary Lists
The NHM are proposing to delete a number of obsolete Dictionary Lists. Where the Taxon_List_Item keys which make up a deleted list have been used on records in R6 they will be re-allocated to Taxon_List_Item keys in the new Master list. The Taxon_Version_Key will remain unchanged, so the species allocated will remain the same. In order to ensure that no information is lost the name of the Original List used will be added to Taxon_Private_Data.
The list which are to be deleted are not generally used for input, so we anticipate that their deletion will have minimal impact of R6 system. Initially the proposal is to remove the following lists.
List of Additional Names - No further additions or changes will be made to this list. It is poorly structured and taking along time to open. New taxa will go into a new Master List which will be structured.
Passmore Edwards - this list has rarely been used by R6 users. It has no structure and takes minutes to open.
Forestry Commission list - This list has only been partly implemented in R6
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