About IFOD

Internal Fire Object Database - IFOD is still being built so have patience (yes it has taken years!)

The system contains descriptions of all objects at the museum with many manuals, drawings etc being downloadable.

Any questions or problems just email paul@internalfire.com

The system is a significant cost to the museum so please donate if you find what you needi

About the database

IFOD is a SPECTRUM compliant database system developed at Internal Fire to manage the objects in the museum.

As well as the web interface allowing users to view museum objects it manages the indexing of scanned material carried out remotely by volunteers.

The ongoing digitising project is expected to reach 3 million pages of material by 2020 and will be assisted by the new Archive Room. The Archive is growing so fast that the "new" building is now being extended to more than double the capacity.

The museum has the capability to scan drawings up to A0 as well as high speed scanners for paper and photographs plus specialist scanning equipment for aperture cards and microfilm.

The Mysql database on the main webserver is replicated to a standby server and to a backup server at the museum. Backups to tape using a robotic library are taken daily.
MySQL Version5.7.32
Number of Objects1593494
Database Size 770.51Gb
Scanned Data Online3.16Tb
Manuals/Parts Lists downloaded since 1996115289
Drawings scanned and online248863
Manufacturers records scanned and online760573
Images scanned and online36309