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Specify 6

Specify 6 is a metadata management and collections holdings system that allows you to track specimen and tissue transactions. It manages specimen data such as descriptions of collecting locations, participants and determination histories as well as information about collections transactions such as loans, exchanges, accessions and gifts.

Specify 6 supports georeferencing with GEOLocate, label and report printing, and importing and exporting. You can manage all institutional collections within a single database for simplified administration.

Specify comes in two versions for each desktop operating system. The full version of Specify 6 requires the installation of MySQL database manager and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A lighter version of Specify 6, Specify EZDB does not require MySQL installation.

Specify also has a off-line spreadsheet version: Specify Mobile WorkBench. Specify Mobile WorkBench allows scientists to enter data off-line while in the field and then upload to your online Specify database.

Technical Expertise Required: 
No programming
Additional Information: 

http://specifysoftware.org/content/user-list lists Biological Collections Utilizing Specify Software.

Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Mac, Linux