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The North Dakota State Fossil Collection consists of approximately 100,000 individual specimens, ranging from microscopic forams, to an 80 foot long petrified Dawn Redwood tree.  The first fossil specimen was accessioned into the collection in May 1991, on 4x6 index cards, this method was used up to the spring of 1995.  In 1995 the  Dos database program Q&A was setup to handle the collection database. By 1997 it was becoming obvious that Q&A was no longer able to handle all the different types of data we wanted to associate with the collection and the decision was made to upgrade to the Windows based program Microsoft Access.  With the implementation of Access  in 1998,  we were able to include images, link different databases, manipulate the data and produce select information for numerous government agencies with fossil resource management programs.
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Last modified: November 23, 2011