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Analysis, design, and implementation of data dictionaries
Brathwaite, Ken S.
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [1988]

Physical Description:
xvi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Braithwaite (University of Alberta) is an experienced author, educator, researcher, and one of the leading authorities on government and commercial applications of data administration. This book is a specific treatment of the data dictionary for IMS (IBM's data management system) databases. It covers a full range of concerns such as design, data entry, distributed processing, networks, security, integrity, standards, and performance. Specific lists of data elements are provided to help the reader understand how the D/D components should be designed to service specialized functions, for example, security. The book is well organized with a good introduction to terminology and concepts. Definitions are incorporated into the text. Although the focus is on the entity-relationship methodology and IBM IMS hierarchical databases that dominate the database market for large systems, the principles explained are applicable to other database systems and models. Case histories are included. The author stays with basic concepts making the book a likely choice for the advanced undergraduate and the graduate student in business data processing, computer science, office automation, and information science.-D.B. Lilley, East Texas State University