There are countless ways to approach the problem, but I suggest beginning
with tools that are within the area of expertise of your staff. Mapping
disparate structured formats into a single Solr instance for fast search
and retrieval is one possibility.
On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 2:18 PM, Matt Sherman <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi all,
> I am looking to pick the group brain as to what might be the most useful
> database software for a digital project I am collaborating on. We are
> working on converting an annotated bibliography to a searchable database.
> While I have the data in a few structured formats, we need to figure out
> now what to actually put it in so that it can be queried. My default line
> of thinking is to try a MySQL since it is free and used ubiquitously
> online, but I wanted to see if there were any other database or software
> systems that we should also consider before investing a lot of time in one
> approach. Any advice and suggestions would be appreciated.
> Matt Sherman