What technologies are you comfortable with for CRUD? That may help inform your choice of data source. Do you want full text searching? Will this project live on a web page when completed?

As well- are there existing databases program available for you to add yours to?

How many records are contained in the data?


On 4/15/16, 2:32 PM, "Code for Libraries on behalf of Matt Sherman" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Well, this is a side project with just 2 of us working on it, and I have
>the tech skills so it is more of what I need to learn to make it work.
>On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 2:22 PM, Ethan Gruber <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 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]>
>> wrote:
>> > 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
>> >