Friday, March 27, 2009

Define a website vs. database

Someone posted to a listserv the question "How do define in one sentence a website, so that students understand the difference between websites and database articles." Here's my favorite response:

Websites are bars that let everyone in.
Databases are like nightclubs that charge a cover. We (the library) are paying your cover charge.

I think I might just have to use that. :o)


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