Re: Who still uses Recorder 3?
One conclusion in a recent survey of LRCs was that there's not much for Recorder3 users on the NBN website.
In fact, some 14% of respondents indicated they still use Recorder 3.x, and there are presumably many more individual naturalists working away at home too. Another conclusion was that more assistance would be welcome in transferring records from Recorder 3 to Recorder 6.
So the NBN has created this new forum for those users. Some may be planning to migrate to another platform in the near future; others may not. A number of NBN forum users have already been offering data transfer services for some time now, but we thought a dedicated Rec 3 forum might allow all users to share their knowledge or work together to find solutions to other problems with this old, but still very effective program.
Perhaps we could start off by asking who is currently using Recorder 3, and for what purpose?
- Derby Museum (DBRC) holds almost 3/4 million vascular plant and vertebrate records in R3.3, using both a full and a runtime version (see our flora survey mapping work at www.derby.gov.uk/flora We hope to migrate platforms once data capture for our Flora of Derbyshire project is complete, which should be soon.)
- Derbyshire Wildlife Trust holds some 250,000 records, also on R3.3 We both recognise the need to migrate platforms in the near future but are, not unsurprisingly, rather daunted by the prospect!
We know that Recorder 3.3 is used by at least three other Derbyshire naturalists.
How about your region?
Derby Museum & Art Gallery