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Information Architecture: The Data Warehouse Foundation

Wednesday, January 1, 1997


Colleges and universities are initiating data warehouse projects in order to provide integrated administrative information for planning and reporting purposes, but few institutions are also undertaking the important process of constructing an information architecture that is based on a taxonomy of academic and administrative activities and a detailed data dictionary. This article describes a survey of forty institutions that have active data warehouse projects and outlines the essential steps to constructing an integrated information architecture.

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