3) Database Structure
The database was originally designed using Microsoft Access, as this program was widely available to agencies, researchers, and NGOs. However, it did not work well for collaboration. The online database uses MySQL, and resides on a secure server at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff at http://springsdata.org/index.php. This database offers easy methods to enter, retrieve, and analyze inventory data, making it accessible for land managers and managing agencies as well as to researchers.