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Creating Web-enabled databases

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Copyright (c) 2000 State Library of Florida

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.

This workshop will explore multiple approaches available for building Web-enabled databases. Among those considered will be the use of open source applications such as PHP and MySQL, Cold Fusion from Allaire Corporation, and DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher from Inmagic, Inc.

The workshop will present the general model and architecture behind Web-enabled databases, and the added dimension that this approach offers to the library Web environment. We will then consider the products available and their relative advantages and disadvantages.

As a case study, we will look in more detail at some of the Web-enabled that the instructor has developed using DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher, including:

  • 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


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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Presentation
Language English
Issue:June 8, 2000
Publisher:State Library of Florida
Place of Publication:Tallahassee, FL
Notes:Conference workshop
Conference:Capacity Building Workshop on Public Library Network Management
Subject: Web-enabled databases
Record Number:8486
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00