This database has been created to maintain a centralized searchable database of the citations and annotations of information science and technology from professional journals done for class LSC 508 for use by URI students in the Library and Information Studies Program.
The format for the database will be the APA citation format :
Last, F.M., & Last, F.M. (year). Article title. Journal Title, volume(issue), page-page.
Annotation...fifty words or less.
Author 1 Last Name
Author 1 First Initial
Author 1 Middle Initial
Author 2 Last Name
Author 2 First Initial
Author 2 Middle Initial
Author 3 Last Name
Author 3 First Initial
Author 3 Middle Initial
Title of Article
Journal Volume Number
Journal Issue Number
Number of Pages
Student Last Name
Student First Name
|Author 1 Last Name||20||A||First Author's Last Name|
|Author 1 First Initial||1||A||First Author's First Initial|
|Author 1 Middle Initial||1||A||First Author's Middle Initial||Author 2 Last Name||20||A||Second Author's Last Name|
|Author 2 First Initial||1||A||Second Author's First Initial||Author 2 Middle Initial||1||A||Second Author's Middle Initial|
|Author 3 Last Name||20||A||Third Author's Last Name|
|Author 3 First Initial||1||A||Third Author's First Initial|
|Author 3 Middle Initial||1||A||Third Author's Middle Initial|
|Publication Year||4||N||Year article was published|
|Title Of Article||150||A||Title of the article|
|Journal Name||150||A||Name of the journal|
|Journal Volume Number||2||N||Volume Number||Journal Issue Number||2||N||Issue Number|
|Number of Pages||2||N||Number of pages of the article|
|Retrieved From||70||A||Location the article was found|
|Annotation Number||15||N||Number of annotation|
|Semester||10||N||Semester annotation was completed|
|Student Last Name||20||A||Student's Last Name|
|Student First Name||15||A||Student's First Name|
|Total=6.72 MB bytes|
When the database is set up on FileMakerPro, it will look like Figure 1
The database will cover all the annotations done by students this semester and students taking this class for the next five years. There are two spring sections of 20 students with fifteen annotations per student (600 annotations), one summer section with ten annotations per student (200 annotations) and two fall sections, with another fifteen annotations per student (600 annotations) for a total of 1400 annotations per year for the next five years which will total 7000 annotations.
This database was created with FileMaker Pro. It allows the database to be sorted and searched by fields and can be shown with only the results of that search. The database will be about 6.72 MB at the end of 5 years. A computer with a minimum of an 80 GB hard drive and 1 GB memory should be enough to maintain the database.
The database will be Read-Only access for guests and password protected for administrators. The password will be given to only those students who are currently taking LSC 508 to maintain his or her own annotations. The password will be changed each semester to prevent unauthorized access.
This database was created using FileMaker Pro 9. It is fairly easy to use and has numerous help tutorials and videos. I found the table layout easiest to use because I am familiar with Excel. I liked the different views which make it easy to set up in one format and view in another. FileMaker Pro has sort and find features which make for a versatile database which can easily locate the specific record(s) a student is looking for.
One important function of the database is to search by the retrieval database name. The LSC Annotations database will select out the records for the chosen database name. See Figure 2a (example: Academic Search Premiere)Figure 2a
The database can also be sorted and viewed by the database name in table mode, as seen in Figure 2b.Figure 2b
Another use of the LSC Annotations Database is sorting the records by journal name. The records will be sorted alphabetically to be browsed by the name. When in table mode, the screen will look like Figure 3.
The LSC Annoatations database can be sorted by annotation number in table mode, allowing the user to locate the annotation corresponding to a particular week. The screen will look like the following figure when viewed as a table. See figure 4.