Shared Databases

An earlier section deals with options for

Collaborative entry online

Collaborative Q&A (questions and answers) and F&Q

Knowledge repositories and Wikis

Expert database

Consideration for making some or all of these available on DVD is an option.

For MS Office users, MS Access databases can easily be distributed. Developer licences for MS Access are available, for a fee, which can be used to produce free of royalty distributable databases including packed runtime files for end-users who do not own a copy of MS Access. The website should contain information on how these data resources can be acquired on disk.

Hosting question and answer services through social networking sites, provides a platform for contributions to answers from the thematic community as well from the organization. Blog or discussion forum platforms are also suitable platforms for hosting such services and RSS feeds can be configured for subscribers to receive both questions and answers.