Accession Number : ADA320743

Title :   A Database Approach to Maintaining the Information Technology Management Group Faculty Research Catalog on the World Wide Web.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Parker, Vera

PDF Url : ADA320743

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 170

Abstract : This thesis documents the development of an on-line information technology management (ITM) research catalog that can be accessed by DOD and DON agencies or other interested parties via the World Wide Web. The on-line research catalog allows the ITM professors at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to quickly and easily maintain their own research information regardless of their operating platform. The logic for a multi-user relational database approach to managing the research catalog is addressed. A semantic object model and a relational diagram are developed to create a conceptual design for the database. Next, the application process and description of the common gateway interface (CGI) scripts are presented. Chapter four displays and discusses the catalog's major user interfaces. Finally, this thesis concludes with a plan for using the system and recommendations for further improvements.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *COMPUTER GATEWAYS, *INTERNET, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION TRANSFER, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, THESES, NAVAL RESEARCH, ONLINE SYSTEMS, CATALOGS, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE