Source Publication (e.g., journal title)
A typical day at a database production company is presented. The descriptions are based on visits to H.W. Wilson Co, Information Access Co, and UMI/Data Courier. The process of database creation and production is explored, from the initial decisions regarding database content through the continuing processes of ordering and receipt of titles, indexing/abstracting, editing and quality control. Brief discussions are also included regarding production quotas and the use of home workers.
Carol Tenopir. “A Day in the Life of a Database Producer.” Database 15 (June 1992): 15-20. (Cover story.)