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Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Fiscal Year: 
Santa Fe
Recipient Type: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
Collections Stewardship

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden will purchase and implement a comprehensive database and software system (IrisBG) to improve collections management, care, and accessibility of collections information. Project activities include purchasing and installing hardware and software, migrating existing plant records, correcting and updating data, and integrating and enhancing the garden's geographic information system (GIS) data. Implementing the system will improve horticulture care and maintenance planning, labeling processes, and report generation, and it will make it possible to update records directly using GPS mobile technology. A project advisory team of regional and local botanical collections experts, database experts, and GIS technology professionals will be guiding, adjusting, and giving quarterly feedback in addition to making one annual site visit. The project will help the garden implement collections management routines that are consistent with best practices in the field and help it fulfill its strategic plan goal of implementing procedures to support the living collection in order to maintain and conserve the botanical heritage of the region.