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Last Updated 16 March 2012
Idea Database (EIDB) Now Available!
Over 2 years in design, the EIDB is finally up and running
– well, sort of! We are currently running a test phase of this database
that all registered users can access once they log in. This searchable database
is initially being populated with ideas from the last 20 years of The Shape of
Enrichment Quarterly and the proceedings from several Enrichment Conferences.
Volunteers are diligently entering ideas from these articles and our thanks go
out to them all, most especially Tony Dobbs, for their efforts!
Only ideas that have been tried are eligible for inclusion
in the database. Once entered, each idea is first reviewed and then approved by
various Shape editors prior to its inclusion in the database. So, while a few
hundred ideas have been entered to date, only about 50 are currently available
The records in the database include searchable information
such as: Taxonomic Group, Enrichment Goal, Enrichment Category, Materials Used,
Cost, Construction and Installation Times, Appearance, Durability, Cleaning
Options, and Facility Type. Each record will also include information on where
the idea was tested, a description of the idea and safety concerns, assessment
method used, and a citation if the idea has been published.
Later this year, the EIDB will be accessible only to subscribers
who have ordered their subscription via our website’s online ordering page. At
that point, subscribers will be able to enter ideas that they have tried and/or
comment on ideas already in the database.
NEW! Shape—Sweden Is Now on the Website!
created their website pages – click on “Sweden” under “Regionals” (or on
the link below) and check it out. Read about their activities and committee!
Overview page on this website has been translated into Hungarian, Portuguese,
Romanian, and Spanish! Also, the 5 Categories of Enrichment and Enrichment
Planning Chart are available in English, Hungarian, Indonesian, Portuguese,
Romanian, and Spanish. Translations into French, Swedish, Khmer, and Mandarin
are underway. And, as always, all pages in Shape—Brasil’s
section are translated into Portuguese! Use the links below to access all!
Downloads All in 1 Place!
website there are links to files that can be downloaded for free. To make those
easier to find, they all can now also be found under “Resources (Free!)” under
the “Services” option on the menu bar. Some are available in a variety of
languages. Check it out!
We are looking for
anyone interested in translating these documents more languages. If you know
someone who is fluent in both English and another language and wants to help,
please contact Valerie
To be sure you
receive email notifications of the new features of this website as they come
online, please register now! To register, click on “Register” on the menu bar
and fill in the form. Make a note of your user name and password
as you will need these whenever you log in.
About This Site
For general information using this website, please click on
the link below or select “About Us” >> “About this Site”.