EuroGard VII and countdown towards 2020

More than 200 delegates from European gardens gathered in Paris for the 7th EuroGard Congress titled “European Botanic Gardens in the Decade on Biodiversity, Challenges and responsibilities in the countdown towards 2020”. The congress closed on Friday July 10th after a very busy week filled with a mix of academic stimuli and great social events. …

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From APGA 2015: Are Botanic Gardens part of the Knowledge Driven Industry?

One of the benefits of having a long journey home from a conference is the amount of time you have to reflect. In this article, I will try to delve a bit deeper into one topic that has been on my mind for some time, but first, a few thoughts about the recent APGA conference. …

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ArcGIS and IrisBG synchronization – Technical Preview

The long awaited solution to improve integration between IrisBG and ArcGIS is just around the corner. For many years, IrisBG users have been able to use ArcGIS base maps in IrisBG. In addition, map coordinates can be exported from IrisBG in KML or other tabular formats to be used in ArcGIS. However, organizations who use …

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Darwin, Jefferson, Leiden, ArcGIS and more

The first quarter of 2015 was very special and in this article you will find some of the highlights of the past three months. New users In the last few months we welcomed our first garden from Laos, Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden and from Germany, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Several other universities also joined, including …

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IrisBG Workshop at APGA 2015 – registration is now open

We are proud to announce our sponsorship of this year’s annual American Public Garden conference in Minneapolis. In addition to the exhibit on Thursday and Friday, we will also host our popular workshop on Friday, June 26th. The workshop “Getting More out of Your Botanical Collection Using IrisBG” follows a similar format to the event …

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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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