BioCASe now connects to Excel spreadsheets

With the latest version of the BioCASe Provider Software, it is now possible to publish data from Excel spreadsheets. Just like with any other database system, you can map a data standard like ABCD to different spreadsheets and columns. For small collections, this provides an easy way of publishing data to biodiversity networks without the need of database imports.

Moreover, the QueryTool of the Provider Software can now use the libxml/libxslt packages instead of 4SuiteXML for stylesheet transformation. This allows BioCASe to be used with Python versions 2.6 and 2.7, for which the 4SuiteXML package is not available. Several smaller changes and fixes are part of this release; for a complete list, please refer to the version history.