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  1. 1. Alaa H Ridha LIS 544 Spring 2011 Kuwait University College of Social Sciences Department of Library and Information Science
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of the project </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Why MS Access </li></ul><ul><li>Database Requirement Phase </li></ul><ul><li>Database Design Phase </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>Outline LIS 544
  3. 3. Due to he increase number of online information resources, information professional are pressured to look for more ways to maintain effective and efficient means of resources access. LIS 544
  4. 4. <ul><li>Manage University of Arkansas Library's electronic subscription. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide options to create greater access including: online list of electronic resources organized by subject or discipline, book catalog, and current awareness resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain better data management using database-driven website. </li></ul>Purpose LIS 544
  5. 5. <ul><li>Static Webpages </li></ul><ul><li>A static web page is one where the content is written like an ordinary document and does not tend to change. </li></ul><ul><li>For a static-content Web site, all content appearing on Web pages is placed manually by professional Web developer. </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Webpages </li></ul><ul><li>A dynamic web page is one where the content changes rapidly. It is typically provided via a scripting feature such as Microsoft's ASP. These &quot;server side&quot; scripts control the selection and presentation of the information and deliver a page &quot;dynamically&quot;, that page may be unique every time it is requested. </li></ul>Static vs. Dynamic Webpages LIS 544
  6. 6. <ul><li>Centralized data source </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic data </li></ul><ul><li>Manageability </li></ul><ul><li>Easier administration </li></ul><ul><li>Content customization </li></ul>Benefits LIS 544
  7. 7. How it is done? LIS 544
  8. 8. <ul><li>Database Management Tool: Microsoft (MS) Access. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Content Delivery Tool: Active Service Pages (ASP) serves as middleware (scripting language). </li></ul><ul><li>HTML Editor: Dreamweaver UntralDev to provide HTML development environment. </li></ul>Tools LIS 544
  9. 9. <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent platform for sites anticipate low to medium traffic. (up to 58,000 hits/ month) </li></ul><ul><li>Standard and easy-to-use user interface. </li></ul><ul><li>Developed on Microsoft Personal Web Server (PWS) for free. </li></ul><ul><li>Inexpensive. </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>MS Access is limited to 255 concurrent connections. </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 2 gigabytes/ table. </li></ul>Why MS Access? LIS 544
  10. 10. <ul><li>Hosting platform (e.g. NT) </li></ul><ul><li>Programing skill (HTML) </li></ul><ul><li>Data storage capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Number of users </li></ul>Requirements (1) LIS 544
  11. 11. <ul><li>Determine what information goes in the database including subject categories and subcategories. </li></ul><ul><li>Construct a relation database with two tables using MS Access: ELECTRONIC RESOURCES and CATEGORY. </li></ul><ul><li>Load the database to a web server (Microsoft Internet Information Server IIS) </li></ul><ul><li>Construct ASP code to serve data to the website users. </li></ul>Requirements (2) LIS 544
  12. 12. Database Design LIS 544
  13. 13. LIS 544
  14. 14. <ul><li>Effective Web content management is the key to providing access to numerous resources by delivering content “dynamically” through a well-constructed backend database. </li></ul>Conclusion LIS 544
  15. 15. <ul><li>Davidson, Brayan. (2001). Database driven, dynamic content delivery: providing and managing access to online resources using Microsoft access and active server pages. OCLC Systems & Services , 17 (1), 34-41. </li></ul>LIS 544

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