- 17 Oct 2003
: A lot of information is stored at several different places. Before implementing a new system it should be checked whether the information is already stored somewhere. Each system explains how it contributes to the university-wide ER model.
No write-only data bases
: Many people have to provide information, that is subsequently inaccessible and thus of no use to them. This promotes data duplication, and also makes it impossible to check whether the information stored in correct. This is a source of inconsistencies. Examples are:
- marks given to students are invisible to lecturers
- financial project information is inaccesible to project leaders
- information provided to the personnel department is inaccesible to managers
No hidden information
: Everyone should has access to all information the university has stored about him/her. This includes:
- data for "ambtsjubilea"
- results of R&O meetings
- travel information
- past career
- project participation
- courses taught
All system are accesssible through a web-browser and generate standard HTML
: For each system there exists a discussion board where users/maintainers/managers/developers can:
- ask questions about its use
- make suggestions about improvements or next steps to be taken
- discuss propreties/features
- jointly build documentation
: Each system has a responsible person who, once a years, reports about the results of the discussions, and what he has done with it.
: All information is presented in such a way that needed corrections can be easily reported/made.