Getting out of the HTML business: The database-driven Web site solution
Journal/Book: Inform Technol Libr. 1999; 18: 50 E Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. Amer Library Assoc. 176-181.
Abstract: Library Web sites have grown in size and complexity over the last several years without a corresponding growth in the sophistication of the underlying technology. Web managers are struggling to control their sites using only the primitive fool of HTML. Under this constraint, if is hard for the library to deliver information with multiple access points and via user-defined displays. CGI (common gateway interface) scripting, the tool traditionally used to deliver dynamic content, finds limited use on most library sites due to the programming skills necessary to support it. Fortunately there are new, tools available that allow Web managers with minimal technical skills to create database-driven Web sites and, at the same time, streamline the Web management process within their organization.
Note: Article Antelman K, Univ Arizona, Hlth Sci Lib, Tucson,AZ 85721 USA