The Use of Hand Held Tablet Laptops to Record Living Collections

  • Janette Latta Royal Botanic Garden 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR

Abstract

Plant records in botanic gardens are very important and are one of the factors that distinguish them from other types of plant collection. Stocktaking, to ensure that the records held in the database are reflected in the actual plants growing in the Garden, is a particularly important but very time-consuming process. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is experimenting with a ruggedised laptop connected to the main database by using a wireless connection and mobile phone technology so that records can be updated ‘live’ in the garden. This paper describes the issues and lists the specification of the equipment being tested.

Author Biography

Janette Latta, Royal Botanic Garden 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR
Janette Latta is a Senior Horticulturist in the Outdoor Living Collections at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh where she is responsible for plant records and plant labels.
Published
2007-10-31
How to Cite
Latta, J. (2007). The Use of Hand Held Tablet Laptops to Record Living Collections. Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (5), 43-49. https://doi.org/10.24823/Sibbaldia.2007.5
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Articles