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Paola Kathuria
Frank Wales
Clients with several projects
Oxford University Press (1997-2005)
Redesign of OED Online
Redesign of OED marketing site
General & technical consultancy
Redesign of OED Online Help
OED Online Tour
OED marketing site
OED Online prototype
@ Limitless Innovations (2000-2003)
Berry Bros. & Rudd
One World Telecom
Scott Morrison Photography
Gratis & personal projects
Paolability Jewellery
Windsor Half Marathon
Psychology of Programming Interest Group
InetUK Usenet FAQ
Other sites by Paola
@ Limitless (1995-1999)
SilverPlatter Health & Safety Publishing
Institute of Physics Publishing
EU & UK ISP surveys
New Millennium Experience
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Ace Records
Embassy of Japan
Reuters Insurance Information Services
IBM Global Networks
Barclays Bank BarclayNet
Sainsbury's Wine Direct
@ Zengrange (1984-1990)
HP-41 Emulator for HP-48
Technical services

Web site requirements definition ~ Ace records

Paola Kathuria @ Limitless


Ace Records had a number of goals for their office database and their web site. We ran a half-day meeting at Ace Records with their web developer present to discuss - and then document - their database and web site requirements.

Ace Records had three main requirements:

  1. move their web site to another server
  2. maintain a local database of catalogue, royalty and licensor information
  3. add a searchable catalogue to their web site

We wrote a requirements document after the meeting. It included various technical approaches, each with a discussion of the pros and cons. The document also included a database design which would allow flexibility in searching (e.g., list available versions of a given song) with the minimum of maintenance.