All the microbial data available at NBAIM have been digitized and put-up in a retrievable format. Software 'MCCD' was developed at NBAIM for the digitization of AIMs. The software is on MySQL database management system. A variety of data can be accommodated in different fields like information on passport data of a culture, its geographical location, name of the donor (person or Institute), name of the depositor, cultural details, the form in which it is preserved, etc.
It has space for images, maintains inventory for lyophilization, generates Bar codes, reminder for revival time of culture, etc. The database has around 100 fields and can be expanded as required. Most properties can be described in simple logical fields. The format is organized to permit rapid searches and to facilitate communication between database and user