Database Design/About the Book

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A Note to Readers[edit]

The primary purpose of this text is to provide an open source textbook that covers most introductory database courses. The material in the textbook was obtained from a variety of sources. All the sources are found in at the end of each chapter. I expect, with time, the book will grow with more information and more examples.

I welcome any feedback that would improve the book. If you would like to add a section to the book, please let me know.

Adrienne Watt

About the Book[edit]

Database Design – 2nd Edition is a remix and adaptation, based on Adrienne Watt’s book, Database Design. Works that are part of the remix for this book are listed at the end of each chapter. For information about what was changed in this adaptation, refer to the Copyright statement at the bottom of the home page.

This adaptation is a part of the B.C. Open Textbook project.

In October 2012, the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education announced its support for the creation of open textbooks for the 40 highest-enrolled first and second year subject areas in the province’s public post-secondary system.

Open textbooks are open educational resources (OER); they are instructional resources created and shared in ways so that more people have access to them. This is a different model than traditionally copyrighted materials. OER are defined as “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others (Hewlett Foundation).

Our open textbooks are openly licensed using a Creative Commons license, and are offered in various e-book formats free of charge, or as printed books that are available at cost.

For more information about this project, please contact opentext@bccampus.ca .

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