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Children’s book review database<br />Sarah Thornburg<br />Allie Williams<br />June 15, 2010<br />
purpose<br />To provide organized, well-written reviews, composed by professionals in libraries and education and housed i...
goals<br />Enhance learning through books for children in an educational setting by creating a user-friendly website for r...
Featured books<br />To qualify, books must be children’s titles including:<br />Picture books<br />Beginning readers<br />...
Acceptable reviewers<br />To be accepted as a reviewer for this site, submitters must have a degree in Education, and/or a...
Review guidelines<br />Reviews must be between 100 and 300 words in length and must not contain spoilers. <br />For quick ...
Database Element<br />The web site will allow search and reports by:<br />The book’s star rating<br />The book’s authors<b...
Database fields<br />Author Name<br />Title<br />Publisher<br />Publication Year<br />Reviewer Name<br />Age group of audi...
Tables<br />Lookup tables<br />Starred rating (# of stars)<br />Author name (full name)<br />Publisher (publisher name)<br...
Construction logic<br />Because an author, publisher, or reviewer may be linked to several entries within the database, we...
Relationship diagram<br />Author Table<br />Starred_Rating Table<br />Pulltogethertable Table<br />
Relationship diagram<br />Publisher Table<br />Reviewer Table<br />Pulltogethertable Table<br />
Finished product<br />
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  1. 1. Children’s book review database<br />Sarah Thornburg<br />Allie Williams<br />June 15, 2010<br />
  2. 2. purpose<br />To provide organized, well-written reviews, composed by professionals in libraries and education and housed in one comprehensive database.<br />
  3. 3. goals<br />Enhance learning through books for children in an educational setting by creating a user-friendly website for reviewers, teachers, parents and readers<br />Improve library holdings by creating a comprehensible website for librarians<br />Create an easy-to-search website for parents of children as well as readers<br />
  4. 4. Featured books<br />To qualify, books must be children’s titles including:<br />Picture books<br />Beginning readers<br />Chapter books<br />Juvenile fiction <br />Young adult titles<br />
  5. 5. Acceptable reviewers<br />To be accepted as a reviewer for this site, submitters must have a degree in Education, and/or an MLIS, or be currently working in a library, or employed in a school as a paraeducator. <br />
  6. 6. Review guidelines<br />Reviews must be between 100 and 300 words in length and must not contain spoilers. <br />For quick and easy reference, reviewers must use a 5-star scale, with 1 star being “really did not like” and 5 stars indicating “outstanding, recommended,” giving readers information with a quick glance.<br />
  7. 7. Database Element<br />The web site will allow search and reports by:<br />The book’s star rating<br />The book’s authors<br />Reviewers<br />Publisher<br />The result of this will be a searchable, highly user-friendly website that can provide information to the user in a way that is tailored to that user’s needs<br />
  8. 8. Database fields<br />Author Name<br />Title<br />Publisher<br />Publication Year<br />Reviewer Name<br />Age group of audience<br />Page length<br />Starred Rating<br />
  9. 9. Tables<br />Lookup tables<br />Starred rating (# of stars)<br />Author name (full name)<br />Publisher (publisher name)<br />Reviewer info (reviewer’s name and professional specialty)<br />‘Pull-together’ table<br />Includes the above fields, plus title, publication year, page number, and appropriate age group/audience<br />
  10. 10. Construction logic<br />Because an author, publisher, or reviewer may be linked to several entries within the database, we created separate lookup tables for each as well as for the starred reviews<br />
  11. 11. Relationship diagram<br />Author Table<br />Starred_Rating Table<br />Pulltogethertable Table<br />
  12. 12. Relationship diagram<br />Publisher Table<br />Reviewer Table<br />Pulltogethertable Table<br />
  13. 13. Finished product<br />
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