Tracy L. Clippinger, DVM, DACZM
The Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) is a pioneering effort to provide the zoo and aquarium community with record keeping software that delivers an integrated specimen (or group) record on the web, in real-time. It is the largest effort of its kind ever undertaken across the global community and it will be a critical component of veterinary care for zoo and aquarium collections.
This class will provide an update on the status of ZIMS. In addition, characteristics and concepts of the ZIMS-Health section will be shared, data standard terminology (MedARKS- related and novel) in selected areas will be reviewed, and some steps to ease transition to this exciting new system will be provided.