Creative Computing is based in Abingdon, near Oxford, and has been in business since 1993. It offers a variety of computer services, including database and website development.
Its Bookseller cataloguing database system is used by many of the leading antiquarian booksellers in the UK and worldwide.
Creative Computing is experienced in converting systems and migrating data from databases including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, DataEase, Omnis, FoxPro, as well as specialist book management systems including Bookease, BookHound, BookIt, Booklist, BookTrakker, Bookzangle, Homebase, Papyrus Bibliography System, CLUE cataloguing and the PBFA BMS System.
Database solutions, have also been developed for customers ranging from a language school, charities, environmental organisations and publishers, as well as a number of local companies. In most cases, these solutions have been developed using FileMaker Pro database software.
Creative Computing has been developing websites for over twenty years. Early sites were developed using the Perl programming language; since then, MySQL and PHP have been used.
In addition to developing and maintaining Bookseller, and supporting its users, Creative Computing has developed solutions and taken part in projects for a variety of other businesses.
Alliance - Alliance magazine is the leading magazine for philanthropy and social investment worldwide (contact and subscription management system)
The Rowntree Society – further knowledge about the Rowntree legacy and its continuing relevance today (contact management system)
Earthwatch Institute - non profit environmental organization (project management system)
Peeple - charity supporting parents with children's learning (project management system)
Oxford University Press - Project management system for Oxford Children's Encyclopaedia. Word macros development.
Lion Hudson Developing and maintaining publishing management system
Participating in the development of SciDex for Scientific American magazine.
Novello & Co - digital music type-setting
Developing project management system for RedBook Agency Ltd.
Assistance in development of Capture Ltd's Image Library Management System.
Development of a 'lite' version of Bookseller for booksatpbfa Ltd
inlingua Language School Düsseldorf – system to manage contacts, teachers, students, lesson scheduling, diary and calendar
FileMaker consultancy for World Market Watch Inc., in relation to processing data prior to publication on its many Internet sites (eg http://www.visitorville.com).
Work for local companies and organisations including, Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company, Oxford Mac Solutions and MAX (Marketing the Arts, Oxford), maintaining Lennox Boyd Collection cataloguing system.
software for antiquarian booksellers
Creative Computing's Bookseller cataloguing database system is used by many of the leading antiquarian booksellers in the UK, as well as a number in Australia, Canada, India and the USA, and throughout Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Spain and Sweden).visit Bookseller website
Creative Computing's first website was the British Music Network, developed in 1996. It can still be seen on the Internet Archive. It has since developed many sites for booksellers and other businesses.