ERIC Number: ED242779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Institutional Research Problems Related to Large Databases at Multicampus Universities.
Ford, Marge L.; Stevens, Patricia C.
Large central databases which support multicampus users require thorough planning and coordination, special communication with both users and input sources, and organized retrieval systems. In the developmental process of identifying variables that should be in the system and designating the source of that data, old habits of multiple official paper records must be altered. As data from feeder systems flow into the central database, ownership of the data and methods and levels of access become critical issues. However, there must be clearly specified the protocol for entry and updating of data and for verification of its correctness and timeliness. Frozen files which follow through edit procedures and pre-specified multi-purpose reports enhance the functional operation of the systems. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Integrated Databases; Transactional Data Systems
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Regional Institutional Research Conference (Kansas City, MO, November 7-8, 1983).