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Re: [BKARTS] Cataloging software in French


Unless you are already familiar with Access, you might consider FileMaker Pro. FileMaker is cross platform, more accessible than Access (from a new developers standpoint... and user standpoint) and capable of creating excellent user interfaces without resorting to an additional language.

The only thing I know of to recommend Access for a quick project like this is (aside from prior knowledge); many people have it bundled as a part of Microsoft Office.

Don Drake
Dreaming Mind

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On Sep 14, 2006, at 7:05 AM, Bob Blythe wrote:

I am a historian and bibliophile taking a year off and living in France. I have ended up volunteering my services to catalog a private library of mostly 18th and late 17th century volumes-maybe 2,000 volumes. I've been pretty successful in learning the appropriate vocabulary (veau raciné, filets d'encadrement, etc.). I want to put the catalog into a database program. I could create my own database using Microsoft Access. However, I'm wondering if anyone out there knows of a more specialized DB program, preferably in French, that might make more sense to use.

Many thanks,
Bob Blythe
Lannion, France

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