I’m going to be building a database for a small library, based on their old timey card files. There are approximatly 14,000 cards each of which has multiple pieces of information that will need to be incorporated into the database. Does it sound like Panorama might be the way to go for me?
I’m in the process of scanning each card to preserve them digitally and I will then begin building a database from the contents, one card at a time. The information is entered on the cards in cursive handwriting by multiple people, so can’t be OCRd to speed things up (so it’s one-at-a-time!). I’m working in Mac, but ultimately, the information needs to be available to a PC based user site and needs to be searchable. Will I be able to export to a format that is PC friendly and searchable? The database will require as many as 10 fields/categories of information.
Am I on the right track?