Accession Number : ADA185279

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 85-Aug 86,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Erwin, Terry L

PDF Url : ADA185279

Report Date : 31 Aug 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The Mosquito Information Management Project was established 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 continues 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 :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *CULICIDAE, ENTOMOLOGY, TAXONOMY, ECOLOGY, DATA BASES, FILES(RECORDS), MICROCOMPUTERS, BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DISEASE VECTORS, PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Information Science
      Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE