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Database-Driven Web Sites

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Database-Driven Web Sites

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Database-Driven Web Sites edited by Kristin Antelman ISBN: 0-7890-1739-3 Published: 2002 Pages: 133 pp.; softcover Price: $24.95 Available from: The Haworth Information Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580; 800/429-6784 or 607/722-5857; www.haworthpressinc.com

Edited by Kristin Antelman, associate director for information technology at North Carolina State University, this short book contains nine profiles of successful database-to-Web applications in a variety of academic libraries and one state government library. The projects varied in scope and budget, but most made use of open-source software to keep the cost down. Someone at the library who was actively involved in doing the work wrote each profile, so the focus of each chapter is quite different. Some focus on the political and cooperation aspect, some on the technical, some on the benefits, and so forth.

The most interesting aspect of this book is learning how each library chose a different path and software to accomplish more or less the same outcome. …

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