This article examines the potential of database-supported information development—that is, using a database as a backend tool for storing and generating online document content—for effectively developing and maintaining online information that provides readers with
flexible and customizable views of the information, thus making the information we provide online highly accessible and usable. The article explains the two key reasons for examining database-supported information development, describes how databases can provide flexible and configurable views
into the information we provide, discusses how database systems can provide for database-supported information development, considers other benefits of using such a development system, and offers resources for further investigation.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2000
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