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Checklist Conversion to Database Program

Tom Tadfor Little writes:

:  Several of us conducted an extended discussion on this subject off-list
:  a few months back. The problem is that the printed checklists themselves
:  are not consistent in the "fields" they use for registration data, and there
:  are many nuances in properly interpreting registration entries, especially
:  from the older checklists. If you have access to the 1939 checklist, open
:  it up and compare a few entries with those in the current set of R & Is.
:  I'm convinced that a human being with iris knowledge would have to review
:  each entry in order to correctly feed it into a database.

Having experimented with this extensively for some 15 years, I share Tom's
conviction.  It is certainly a worthwhile project, but it will be a challenging

Sharon McAllister

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