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Managing the Space Business Archives with DB/TextWorks

Neil Dahlstrom (Neil Dahlstrom is Chief Archivist at Space Business Archives, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

Abstract

The Space Business Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible documents that trace the development of the commercial space industry. The collection consists of business plans, marketing reports and proposals, videos, photographs, and similar material that is representative of the dynamic industry we serve. In order to make this material accessible to a global market, we have built our cataloging system through DB/TextWorks, Version 3.0. Some of the most attractive features of this software are its speed and ease of record retrieval through keyword searching, unlimited description fields for data entry, and the ability to design query and report forms that are both comprehensive and user friendly. These features, combined with traditional archival standards of arrangement, have allowed us not only to create and maintain an efficient internal cataloging system, but also, with the utilization of DB/Text WebPublisher, to provide our customers worldwide access to our collection via the World Wide Web.

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Dahlstrom, N. (2000), "Managing the Space Business Archives with DB/TextWorks", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 76-83. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750010332737

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