About

    PAPIS is a Collections Management System (CMS) platform. It Covers all basic needs for registration and online data sharing and is well suited for institutions as well as for individual collection curators (it is also FREE).
    Providing you have FileMaker Pro, you can install Papis on your desktop computer, or bring it with you on your laptop when traveling to other museums or into the field. Or you can install Papis on a FileMaker server, give access rights to selected individuals and let people work simultaneously with the system.
    The Papis system consists of three interconnected application ".fmp12" files, compatible with FM Pro 14 or later, i.e.



    - You can create new records singularly or as multiple records (duplicates) in a few seconds,
    - You can search all fields, singly or in combinations,
    - You can print labels of the registered material,
    - You can attach an unlimited number of images to individual specimen records,
    - You can auto-create unique names to your images,
    - You can search, find and compare images,
    - You can import and export in various formats,
    - You can extract data to your homepage,
    - You have a Taxonomic list containing 145.606 animalia genera names from Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life 2019 Annual Checklist,
      which you can increase along the way,
    - You have a 244 official Country list names, 8 Oceanic divisions, and 8 Ecozones,
    - You have a logging functionality that registers all changes made to any given record found in the Specimens table, DNASample
      table, Sequence table, Taxonomic List table, and in the Expedition table (who did what at which time),
    - You have WasteBasket tables where deleted Specimen, DNASample, and Expeditions records, are stored,
    - You can print labels of the registered material, including Catalogue numbers, datamatrix or linear barcodes,
    - You can create up to four DNASamples per Specimen record and register your Gene sequences and import/save your .ab1 & .fasta liles,
    - Use the Species-module to describe individual species, attach images, documents, and all sort of multimedia files, such as avi,
      mov, mp3. etc.)
    - You can create outgoing Loans and print invoices, of registered or not-registered material,
    - You can register you Expeditions, create and print small or larger size locality labels,
    - You can create distribution maps,
    - You can auto-create, ZIP and export a DarwinCoreArchive ready for GBIF, IPT compatable, and share you data with others, with just
      a few clicks,
    ..and numerous other features.

    The Papis system is an open-source system. Providing you have FileMaker programming knowledge, you can modify the system as you see fit.
    Our strategy has been to build a user friendly database that conforms to basic standards, a database that with a relative minimum of effort can be installed, implemented, and maintained, and one that is basically free (you have to acquire a FileMaker Pro license if you want to modify the Papis template, and a FileMaker server license if you want to provide access to multiple users simultaneously).
    Nikolas Ioannou
    Copenhagen, January 2021