Accession Number : ADA185045

Title :   Mosquito Information Management Project (MIMP): Application of a Computerized General Purpose Information Management System (SELGEM) to Medically Important Arthropods (Diptera: Culicidae).

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Sep 84-Aug 85,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Erwin, Terry L

PDF Url : ADA185045

Report Date : Aug 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The Mosquito Information Management Project was established in September 1979 to develop a computer-based systematic and ecological data base for the approximately one million mosquito specimens in the National Museum of Natural History collection. This collection is the largest and most complete mosquito collection in the world and represents a national treasure. The data management system, SELGEM (Self-Generating Master), was selected as the primary data storage/management system. Data recorded on collection forms are submitted to a Honeywell Series 60 Level 66/80 computer system via a Nixdorf 600/55 minicomputer data entry system. Development continued for the seven separate geographic files, incorporating data from Mexico and Central America, South America, the Caribbean Region and Eastern Africa. These files allow for a rapid and inexpensive search capability that will be a major advantage as the data base expands.

Descriptors :   *CULICIDAE, *DATA BASES, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, TAXONOMY, INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Biology
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE