ERIC Number: ED244545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Tying Diverse Student and Administrative Data Bases Together.
Rokicki, Phillip S.; Springer, Peggy
Guidelines for colleges seeking to interface their diverse student and administrative databases are presented. The following key concepts are addressed that need to be understood before solving the problem of sharing and transmitting data between diverse databases: effective management of data from an institutional and a user point of view; the problems encountered by ownership of data; and the redundancy and duplication already existing in databases. As part of researching the data-sharing problem, the policymaker must also understand what is the proper blend of technology for that institution and what are the politics of that proper blend. Besides the institution's own design for managing data, the project will require a conceptual plan to determine what data is to be shared and how the sharing is to be accomplished. While the systems life cycle can be applied to a project involving only a single database, it may also be utilized to link separate databases. The cycle has five separate stages: definition phase, design phase, development phase, test phase, and implementation. Attention is also directed to the development of documentation and the specific experiences of the University of Missouri in tying databases together. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Missouri
Note: In: Information Resources and the Individual. Proceedings of the CAUSE National Conference (San Francisco, CA, December 11-14, 1983). Boulder, CO, CAUSE, 1984, p. 53-64. For the complete proceedings, see HE 017 245.