I agree with what Sam says, though from a much more layman's point of view. I had my recordings data base in Access and liked what it was capable of doing, but I found it to be fussy in the extreme. Filemaker, while powerful ad capable of almost anything Access is, is much more user-friendly.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sam Brylawski
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cataloging
For the record(s), Charlie Dahan and Rob DeLand also reported use of Filemaker.
I am a Filemaker user, for personal work and for the DAHR. Here's an important distinction between Filemaker Pro and MS Access, as observed by a professional on a help website: Filemaker is powerful and much, much easier to use to set up a database or configure one than Access is. However, if you're planning on presenting your data on the web in MySQL, Access's programming language is more powerful and compatible.
On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 11:22 AM, Larry Friedman <[log in to unmask]>
> I believe that wonderful, intelligent, handsome person was me. (!)
> I have liked Filemaker Pro ever since I started using it. Let me know
> on- or off-list if you have any questions.
> -Larry Friedman
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steven Smolian
> Sent: Friday, May 08, 2015 9:43 AM
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Cataloging
> About a month ago, there was a thread concerning programs for record
> cataloging. Someone responded with the information that he was using
> Filemake Pro successfully. I've been exploring its trial version with
> some success.
> Can that person identify himself? Are there others on this list using the
> same program for this purpose? Are any of you also attending the
> forthcoming ARSC conference?
> Steve Smolian
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