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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.

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