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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2005 vol. 22)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 10-13
Mariella Di Giacomo , Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library
In recent years, open source relational database products have achieved enterprise-level quality. The Los Alamos National Laboratory?s Research Library selected the open source MySQL database management system to develop a comprehensive database of scientific journal articles and citation information. The project converted bibliographic metadata from several data sources into a common format and enhanced the data with links between each of more than 55 million articles as well as 600 million individual references. Lessons learned should help advocates promote MySQL and open source for building a sound technology infrastructure; some might also interest practitioners using other products.
relational databases, database management systems, digital libraries, open systems, MySQL

M. D. Giacomo, "MySQL: Lessons Learned on a Digital Library," in IEEE Software, vol. 22, no. , pp. 10-13, 2005.
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