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Historical document

Mango information delivery initiative (MG05006)

Key research provider: QLD Department of Primary Industries & Fisherie
Publication date: August, 2007

This is a final research report from Hort Innovation’s historical archives. Please note that as these reports may date back as far as the 1990s, the content and recommendations within them may be superseded by more recent research.

What was it all about?

The Mango Industry had just gained access to more than 1460 mango-related articles published in Australia in one easily searched package at the time. This was the electronic mango research compendium, Mango Reference Database 2007 CD-ROM developed by the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, with the support of the Australian Mango Industry Association and Hort Innovation (which was then Horticulture Australia Limited).

This meant no more searching or rummaging around for files and folders, no more filing, and no more reams of paper and printing. The Mango Reference Database was an easy-to-use database. It was easy to install and run. Simply insert the CD-ROM in the computer’s CD/DVD-drive, and follow the instructions on the screen.

It was that simple. There was no need to read all of the instructions before using the database. The integrated help system in the database could be easily accessed while you were working with the program so there was no need to exit the program if you need further instructions.

The Mango Reference Database included powerful search tools that allowed the user to locate specific references using a range of criteria including keywords, title, author, and source. It was also possible to search for specific combinations of words or phrases within abstracts where these were available.

Fatures of the database:

  • Full source documents for many references available on the CD-ROM
  • Links to key sites, agencies and web-based documents included
  • Bibliographic details for each reference, including abstracts
  • Simple and advanced search facilities
  • Tagging, sorting, printing, and exporting of search results.

The team gratefully acknowledged the many publications, organisations and individuals for releasing copyright on abstracts and papers incorporated in the Mango Reference Database, and acknowledged the Databases from which information was supplied.


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Funding statement:
This project was funded by Hort Innovation (then Horticulture Australia Limited) with the voluntary financial support of the mango industry.

Copyright © Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited 2007. The Final Research Report (in part or as whole) cannot be reproduced, published, communicated or adapted without the prior written consent of Hort Innovation (except as may be permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)).