Havard Ostgaard

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All the best wishes from the IrisBG Team

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and the very best for the New Year.

Back from 2017 APGA in Canada + 6GBGC in Switzerland

Having returned from two fantastic conferences, we are exhilarated and filled with new inspiration and ideas. Due to time constraints, we will keep this article short for now and hopefully get back to you later with more reflections on the Annual American Public Garden Association conference and 6th Global Botanic Garden Congress. We would like …

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Upcoming IrisBG Conference, Meetings, Workshops and Webinars

The first 6 months of 2017 are now lined up with a number of exciting IrisBG events. Please note that most of the events are open to anyone who would like to learn more about IrisBG. Hope to see you there. Webinars When: First Thursday of the month. Where: Online. We will continue our Q&A …

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Thank you for 2016

We would like to wish you all very happy holidays and the best for the New Year. Thank you A big THANK YOU to all our community members for your support and feedback. We look forward to working with you in 2017. 2016 was another bumper year with more than 20 new gardens joining the …

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Digital Asset Management – is it relevant for Botanical Collections?

Easy and efficient handling of digital assets such as images and documents has always been an important capability of IrisBG. Electronic documents are now replacing printed documents at many institutions and the availability of quality digital cameras and improved smartphone cameras has resulted in an explosive growth in the number of photos taken. The growth …

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IrisBG Version 3.6.1 is now available

A new release of IrisBG is now available which includes several new features that we beleive many of you will enjoy. Below, you will find a recording of the Q&A Webinar held on Thursday, July 7th where we discuss some of the features in the new version. A complete list of changes can be found …

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List Wizardry, User Satisfaction, APGA in Miami

It has been several weeks since my return from Miami and I was hoping to write this article sooner. However, my desire to include a re-recording of the presentation from the conference workshop “20 cool things you can do with your plant records”, required a bit of patience. The final point in the presentation included …

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20 years, 5 continents, 3 conferences, Miami here we come

It was 20 years ago today (give or take a few months), since the first version of IrisBG was installed at the Botanical Garden, University Of Oslo. Since then, IrisBG has been carefully curated and improved over the years, including a complete redesign in 2004 and 2010. In the same period, we have also seen …

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European User Conference – Recordings, Slides and Summary

Having come back from the Netherlands on Saturday, now several days later, I still feel the community buzz tingling whilst writing this article. Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam was a fantastic venue and our host, Curator Reinout Havinga and Director Taeke Kuipers made sure that the 30 delegates felt truly welcome to their wonderful garden. A well …

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IrisBG with 64 bit support, Windows 10 + UK User Conference

We are very pleased to announce IrisBG version 3.6.0. This new release is a technical milestone which will make Iris capable of handling very large datasets on PC’s running 64* bit version of Windows. This becomes relevant when you import a large number of high resolution images or produce very big Excel spread sheet reports. …

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