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Applying Relational Databases to Native Title Research: A Case Study from New South Wales Native Title Services

James Rose

AIATSIS Native Title Conference: Tradition & Change, Culture & Commerce | Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander Studies and the Northern Land Council | Published : 2006


This paper will refer to recent work by the NSWNTS Research Unit to describe the functions and benefits of relational databases in managing large volumes of diverse but interrelated data relevant to anthropological and historical Native Title research. The NSWNTS Research Unit is currently using specialized software to develop a relational database to index and track information used in its reports. This allows researchers to efficiently and accurately access, cross-check and spatially map sources of information according to relevance and validity. The NSWNTS research database has the capacity to incorporate interview transcripts, audio and video recordings, images, literature references, s..

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