Well, we've got one volume done, with about 1,250 bibliographies, but there
are 3 other volumes to convert. So at the end of the day probably about
5,000 entries. Though the how is to make it intractable via the web and
hopefully letting scholars in the field continue to add to the database
once it is online.
On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 7:38 PM, Kyle Banerjee <[log in to unmask]>
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 11:53 AM, Roy Tennant <[log in to unmask]>
> > In my experience, for a number of use cases, including possibly this one,
> > a database is overkill. Often, flat files in a directory system indexed
> > something like Solr is plenty and you avoid the inevitable headaches of
> > being a database administrator. Backup, for example, is a snap and easily
> > automated.
> I'm with Roy -- no need to use a chain saw to cut butter.
> Out of curiosity, since the use case is an annotated bibliography, how much
> stuff do you have? If you have only a few thousand entries in delimited
> text, flat files could be easier and more effective than other options.