Animal Record Keeping Software
Animal data and record-keeping software facilitates the documentation and tracking of information specific to the animals cared for by AZA-accredited institutions. With programs that specialize in various aspects of animal record-keeping, including medical and studbook data, zoo and aquarium registrars can input information and link with larger data systems including the International Species Information System (ISIS).
The Animal Records Keeping System
The Animal Records Keeping System (ARKS4) software is a multi-lingual, PC-based, application used for institutional animal record keeping and report production. Data is entered, pooled with data from other institutions, and made available to members through the ISIS Web site. ARKS4 is available to all ISIS members.
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The Medical Animal Records Keeping System
The Medical Animal Records Keeping System (MedARKS) is a DOS-based software used to support veterinary medical record keeping and animal management. MedARKS is available to all ISIS members.
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Single Population Analysis & Records Keeping System
Single Population Analysis and Records Keeping System (SPARKS) is a DOS-based studbook and species management software program which organizes data into a specific format that allows it to be easily used with other population management software such as PM2000. The ISIS Specimen Reference DVD contains pedigree information about 2 million animals of approximately 10,000 species, historical zoological datasets, and all data in the ISIS system. The DVD is updated and available to ISIS members upon request every 180 days.
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The Zoological Information Management System
The Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) is the next generation of ISIS software which, when complete, will incorporate ARKS, MedARKS, and SPARKS and will add data entry capabilities into a web-based real-time database that will allow instantaneous access to data from all ISIS zoos and aquarium members. Find out more about ZIMS.
The ISIS/World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Studbook and Husbandry Manual CD-ROM
This CD-ROM contains almost 1,600 regional and international studbooks, husbandry manuals, related resources and reference documents pertaining to animal data records and population management. This CD-ROM is produced annually and mailed to the ISIS representatives in member institutions as well as all WAZA members.