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MassBay / MIT Bibliography
The MassBay / MIT bibliography is the extension of a bibliography started by the EPA MassBay Program where it was distributed on 3.5" diskette and then held by the USGS in Woods Hole where it was converted to Microsoft Access to facilitate web queries. There are two separate but related topics that are included in the database. The first topic is anything that is related to the Massachusetts Bay and Boston Harbor marine system. This includeds refrences to contaminatd sediments, policy decision, toxics, anadroumous fish runs, computer modeling, etc... The second topic is sediment disposal and capping and is not limited to the Massachusetts Bay region. This combination of topics is a result of a research emphasis at MIT on sediment capping and the use of Boston Harbor for field data.
Please note that this database has not been through a QA/QC process. It has been made available to the public because we believe that it is a valuable tool regardless of the potential errors. Please help us to improve the database by bringing any errors or omissions to our attention. In addition, if you would like to contribute to the database please contact us to make arrangements.
The database is currently available in Microsoft Access (Office 95) format for Windows 95 and NT. It was designed to run at a screen resolution of 1024x768. It can be run at other resolutions but will require a lot of scrolling to view the entire database contents. Please contact us if you have any problems with running the program.
The download file is a self-extracting zip file and includes Microsoft Word documentation in addition to the database itself. The same documentation is available online. To download the file simply click on the link below and save the file to a convenient directory. Once the file has been retrieved to your local directory run the executable (e.g. double click on your copy of MassBay.exe using Windows Explorer) to extract the database and documentation files. Then open Microsoft Access to open the database which is named MassBay.mdb.
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