Creating Web-enabled databases with DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher from Inmagic, Inc.
Abstract: Creating Web sites based totally on static Web pages is becoming increasingly untenable as Web sites expand to include larger amounts of information. Data must be managed and organized, and not simply listed. It is important to be able to manage information in a database environment, yet provide easy access to that information through the Web. DB/Textworks is one of the most popular database products used in libraries, and is widely used in corporate and other special libraries. Through Inmagic''s WebPublisher application, information in DB/TextWorks can easily be published on the Web. This presentation will demonstrate a number of Web-enabled databases created with these products for the library environment. Examples will include: a resource of electronic journals, a problem tracking system for a library computer support department, a directory of library catalogs, an online catalog of bibliographic information. This presentation will take an objective approach to these products from a library user''s perspective and is not a promotional demonstration from a vendor.