IrisBG Workshop & Breakfast
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Fri June, 10 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Havard Ostgaard, IrisBG; G. Payton, Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio.
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Collection Management Software for Today and Tomorrow

Join our workshop and learn how plant collection software can help you improve the way you manage your botanical garden. The workshop is divided into three sessions
1.       From novice to magician in 120 minutes.

2.       Introducing IrisBG handheld for Android and IOS (50 minutes).

3.       Advanced Image Handling for Plant Collection holders (50 minutes).

During the first session, we will build a botanic garden from scratch using plant records and show how information can be gathered efficiently and accurately. We will go through many traditional plant collection scenarios combined with unorthodox and surprising usage of plant collection data. The workshop will give delegates new ideas on how you can improve the quality and value of your plant collection data.

In the second session, we will introduce the delegates to the new IrisBG handheld for Smartphones and Tablets. We will demonstrate different ways of using handhelds and how they can have a huge impact on data capture efficiency and quality.

During the final part of the workshop, we will present the recommended strategies for image handling in Botanic Gardens. Part of the presentation will include a case study from the integration project between IrisBG and the Digital Asset Management System at Smithsonian Gardens.

Delegates to the workshop will be given a booklet and free access to a software trial of IrisBG for Windows and IrisBG Handheld for IOS/Android.


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