Hertis Experience in the Development and Publication of a Business Databank:Forster W A et al Program vol. 18, no. 4, Oct. 1984, pp 321-333
AbstractBusiness Information AbstractsHertis Experience in the Development and Publication of a Business DatabankForster W A et al Program vol. 18, no. 4, Oct. 1984, pp 321-333 SAGE Publications, Inc.1985DOI: 10.1177/026638218500100414 The development of the Hertfordshire business databank of companies is described with particular attention to the user-friendly software packages for editing and searching. The parallel publication of the databank in print and as a Prestel gateway service is also covered. There are six sections. In the first, the procedures for gathering the information are outlined. In the second section methods of classification and indexing are discussed. Details of the software package are given in the next section with reference to the creation of a user-friendly searchable system, the record format, editing and searching. In the next section the use of the databanks is explained with reference to the company enquiry service, list building and charging policy. Publication on Prestel and in print is next considered and finally the procedures for maintaining and developing a databank are discussed.