Japanese Garden Data Base
another aside question from the usual conversations.
Considering that the Japanese Garden Data Base exists and serves as a repository of gardens/garden information, ..... is it what it should be?
What do we expect from it? What should it be focusing on? Is it functional, comfortable to use? In turn it also has a forum, though rarely used and seemingly for the more serious questions about gardens on more of an international scope from the url's I have seen.
This question comes from checking the last message on this board and realising that threads drop off the Board, one of the next to go being the "bibliography of Books We've Come across"...
what should the Database reposit? Archive what?
Articles? blueprints? details? histories? lineages? what?
What services should it be offering? or is it good as it sits? is it too big? too small? at what quality? --do we feel it has quality? is it 'bonafide'?
or is it just a marketing tool for gardeners researchers, products and a map of the worlds gardens?
How could it be the most useful for whoever it should be useful for? or is it already?
for those that have not heard of it, www.jgarden.org is the url.
thanks for responding to my curiousities,..... edzard
Here is a link that might be useful: Japanese Garden Data Base