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New Year, New Users and New Version

Hope you have had a good start to the New Year. So far this year, we have had the great pleasure of welcoming 8 new gardens to our community from different parts of the world, as far apart as Alaska, Mexico and South Korea. Several of the new gardens have also implemented the multi-language feature …

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A few of our favourite things 2014

On behalf of the IrisBG team, I would like to wish you happy holidays and all the best for 2015. 2014 has been a particularly exciting year for us and in this last article of the season I have compiled a list of some of the highlights of the year and some comments on what …

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The Nagoya Protocol, EU #511/2014 and making a copy of your existing database

With the 12th of October looming, we’ve had questions from many of our users with regards to making a copy or backup of the existing database for the purpose of safekeeping. It is always a good idea to take regular backups and storing the final backup that predates October 12th may be worthwhile. However, it …

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IrisBG Workshops Oct/Nov – London, Bristol, Washington DC

We are happy to announce that we will host three further Collection Management Workshops this autumn in London, Bristol and Washington DC. They will be very similar to the ones organized earlier this year in Amsterdam and Denver. During these workshops, we will discuss how gardens can improve the way in which their plant collection …

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IrisBG Version 3.5

Hope you had a great summer. Our summer was busier than ever, as well as welcoming several new gardens, we have been working hard to prepare version 3.5 of IrisBG. The new release includes the long awaited support for multilingual data entry. In addition, we have also added several other improvements, of which the most …

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Record your collection data in multiple languages

Many gardens receive visitors from different parts of the world and a sure way to make a guest feel welcome is to provide information about the garden in the language of the visitor. With IrisBG Garden Explorer, we give our gardens the capability to welcome visitors with a user interface that adapts to their language …

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More than just magic – APGA 2014

Home again, we are still buzzing from another fantastically well-organized APGA conference in Denver, Colorado. It was a great privilege to meet so many of the 800 delegates of inspiring and enthusiastic botanists, horticulturists, managers, directors and graduates. Though I was not able to join all the sessions, excursions and social events, those I did …

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Pre-Conference IrisBG Workshop at APGA 2014

Collection Management Workshop Getting more out of your botanical collection using IrisBG When: Sunday June 22nd 2014. (Morning session 08:30, Afternoon 1:00 pm) Where: Denver Marriott City Center, Pomeroy, 3rd floor. To register, please send an email to Havard at IrisBG or click on the email registration link below. The workshop is open to all …

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IrisBG Workshop in Amsterdam

Collection Management Workshop Getting more out of your botanical collection using IrisBG When: Thursday 22 May 2014 Where: Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam To register, please send an email to havard at irisbg.com before 23 April.[important]The workshop is fully booked[/important] The workshop is open to all NVBT members with a limited number of places available. This workshop …

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Upcoming Workshops and Webinars

This spring and summer, we are organizing several free webinars and workshops. The workshops will held in Amsterdam in May and on the Sunday before the 2014 APGA conference in Denver. IrisBG Collection Management Workshop, Amsterdam, May 22nd, 2014 IrisBG Collection Management Workshops, Denver (APGA Conference), June 22nd, 2014 Webinars Joining one of our webinars …

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