Andrew Larcombe <[log in to unmask]> wrote (in <3F266340.
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>Personally my preference these days is to store the data in mySQL or
>PostgreSQL system (reliable, fast, free, easy maintenance) with a front
>end written in Access (second to none for rapidly producing front ends
Would it be possible to make such an Access front-end downloadable for
people to try? Maybe at a nominal cost with a contribution to a Good
>One thing this debate seems to show is that there is a need to invest
>some time and resources in working out the best methods for the storage
>of digital data. Unless they've had sufficient training, it's no more
>feasible for an archaeologist to start building databases systems, than
>it is for a database designer to pick up a trowel and start digging a
I think that is the crunch point. The discussion has involved two groups
of people (with a little overlap) - archaeologists who blanch at
anything more arcane than Excel, and IT experts who rush off scripts and
VB applications before breakfast every day.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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