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The Basics of Data Management for Information Services Peter G. Underwood

The Basics of Data Management for Information Services

Peter G. Underwood

Published March 1st 1993
ISBN : 9781856040525
Hardcover
144 pages
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An essentially practical book which provides guidance on how to handle data in libraries and information services using appropriate types of software for microcomputers. The emphasis is on data management at the small- or medium-sized service point,MoreAn essentially practical book which provides guidance on how to handle data in libraries and information services using appropriate types of software for microcomputers. The emphasis is on data management at the small- or medium-sized service point, where giving advice on how to organize data is as important as developing applications for running the service point. Underwood and Hartley take us through the processes of finding out about appropriate software- evaluating and selecting suitable proprietary packages- getting a package running format and record design- entry of data validation and security procedures- searching techniques- output design and report generation- updating techniques- and strategies for when disaster strikes. A wide range of software is covered, from file handlers to database management systems and free-text systems. Also included are the uses of word processors, spreadsheets, expert systems and hypertext software. This timely addition to the series of Basics books will appeal to students and to all practitioners finding their way through the maze of variable and often contradictory information available.