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Website Content Managment using MS Access

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