New Database

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: New Database
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 10:11:47 +1100
The main pros and cons for online are:

Pro - you share the data with others
- it is probably (I hope) backed up more regularly than most people back up
their own PCs
- you don't have to worry about installing updates etc

Cons - you need to be online
- if the service ever disappears (and these things do happen) you could lose
your data (although I know that Eremaea has plans to cover this eventuality)
- so pick a service where you can regularly download all your records to
your own PC just for peace of mind.

2009/11/26 Peter Shute <>

> Just wondering if you're aware that there are also several online databases
> available, some free.
> While there are some disadvantages to using one of these compared to your
> own, one advantage is that your sighting can be made available to others.
> They can be a valuable resource for planning trips, etc.
> Some local examples of these are Eremaea and Birdpedia, both of which can
> forward data to the Birds Australia Atlas database.
> Here's a link to a similar discussion on this list, but there are more, it
> comes up several times a year:
> Peter Shute
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