Databases need to be flexible
Can the database software be used to create different databases? - for example
- Membership databases
- Newspaper and other indexes
- Policies, procedures database
- Full text database
Can a standard database structure for cataloguing specific collections be incorporated as the database structure?
Is there a restriction on the number of fields in the data structure?
Is there a restriction on the amount of data that can be added in each field?
Can a database structure be easily modified if required?
Report forms & search screens
Can search screens and report forms be easily modified if required?
Can only selections of records in the database be made accessible for projects if required?
Can images, documents and websites be be linked to database records?