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Papers and Publications

Here are links to some papers, publications, and short notes:

"Recognizing and Treating Tableitis"

"Dot Com Bust or Y2K Tsunami?"

"What don't we get about healthcare in this country?"

Gordon C. Everest, "BasicData Structure Models Explained With A Common Example" Computing Systems 1976, Proceedings Fifth Texas Conference on Computing Systems, Austin, TX, 1976 October 18-19, pages 39-46. (Long Beach, CA: IEEE Computer Society Publications Office).  

            Original paper using a notation for relationship characteristics.  Thought to be the first to use what is now called a "fork" to represent multiplicity in a relationship.  An updated version appeared as Chapter 4 in Database Management:  Objectives, System Functions, and Administration, McGraw-Hill, 1986.

            "Improving the Conduct and Delivery of Online Courses" 2009 December.

 EVEREST, Gordon C., "Collaborative ORM Data Modeling: Educational Experience using a Wiki." Presented at the annual ORM Workshop, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2007 November 28-30.  

*EVEREST, Gordon C., "Users Do Logical Database Design," CAD/CAM Databases '87 Conference Proceedings, Management Roundtable, Inc., Boston, MA, 1987 April, 28 pages. 

            Describes an actual experience in conducting database design project meetings with a group of users - the process, the product, some observations made along the way, and a discussion of lessons learned.

 *PELKKI, Matthew H., Gordon C. EVEREST, and Dietmar W. ROSE, "Using Accelerated and Extended Approaches for Data Planning and Design,"the Compiler(13:3), 1995 Fall, pages 27-33. 

      This research study compares and contrasts these two distinctly different approaches to conducting database design projects, stemming from a unique opportunity at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. It describes how the projects were undertaken, makes some observations, and then draws some conclusions and generalizations about how a design project should or should not be conducted.