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The Database Marketplace 2006: Renovating This Old House
Library Journal (2006)
  • Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Gayle Baker
  • William Robinson
  • Jill Grogg
Abstract

When we turn on the faucet, we expect water to flow. When we flip the power switch, we expect light. We want a house to work and to look good. This old house of online databases is getting a new look and, in some cases, a new foundation to make it more attractive and robust for 2006.

Much of the value of a renovation lies in respecting history while reinforcing the foundation to keep the house intact. Information providers are using state-of-the-art technologies to create digital historical back files and collections.

Publication Date
May 15, 2006
Citation Information
Carol Tenopir, Gayle Baker, William Robinson and Jill Grogg. "The Database Marketplace 2006: Renovating This Old House" Library Journal Vol. 131 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carol_tenopir/27/