The Access 2007 database is in English with mostly Brekke/Severin entries but some Bitkin conversions for coins, and random entries for literature and medals. There are 7650 Bitkin Brekke Severin entries for coins, 91 forgeries, 687 Names, 450 auctions, 414 reference works, 840 medals, 3500 auction prices mostly from and 80s/90/s and 570 images. It evolved in the 1980s for my own use as a collector and became a volunteer project in collaboration with Ran Zander in 1992 with 20 volunteers including Brekke. It was put aside due to limitations of the technology, but redesigned and proposed again in 2012 where it now stands.
Comments are appreciated and 5-7 volunteers are needed to download the programs to test. The whole system is free, open source, with no ads, and reflects an evolution of what I feel collectors would want. I feel the web site and code should eventually be under a steering committee of perhaps several forums and auction houses. A lot of data already exists, but images, conversion to Bitkin numbers, forgeries, valuations, errors and overdate coins, auction results, links etc all need to be added. But if you go through the project, you will see there is a place for everything to fit.
I have made a number of posts at staraya, including this one, but also posts with database output demonstration pdfs. eg auction results of the 12V Mikhailovich Corpus, a proposal for forgery analysis, an index to the Russian Numismatic Society 91 issues, 4 examples of forgery comparisons, and several others.
What I would also like to know is whether a subforum would be justified for this. While not a trivial undertaking, it answers all of the comments I've seen in the program topic at this forum.
Сообщение отредактировал МНС: 05.09.2015 - 16:15:45
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