Yearbook of the Lithothek 2021

The year 2021

was a very spe­cial year, also for us. We ran the risk of being com­plete­ly thwart­ed in our activ­i­ties by the Coro­na pan­dem­ic. But: We saw and used the oppor­tu­ni­ty to under­stand this dan­ger as a chance and to set out for new shores.

Our pre­vi­ous col­lec­tion man­age­ment sys­tem (MDAT-COLL) had not been main­tained for sev­er­al years. There was a need for action. Ste­fan Schorn, togeth­er with a small group of friends, devel­oped a new and mod­ern data­base sys­tem for the admin­is­tra­tion and doc­u­men­ta­tion of col­lec­tions of all kinds, to which we gave the name GEOLITHO.

Our liththek, which had grown to over 53,000 objects after twen­ty years of exis­tence, is the first col­lec­tion to use Geolitho. As expect­ed, the tran­si­tion was not with­out prob­lems, but the effort was worth it.

For the first time, we were able to use the pos­si­bil­i­ty to work on the lithotheque for sev­er­al peo­ple, inde­pen­dent of loca­tion and at the same time. This has e.g. the advan­tage that …

More from the year­book can be found in the attached doc­u­ment, which you can down­load as .pdf.

The year­book was pre­pared by Man­fred Früchtl in Novem­ber 2021.