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THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE PHYSICAL DATABASE AND THE ELECTRONIC DATABASE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021350D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 360K

Publishing Venue

Sony Technical Digest

Related People

Fracka Friskey Doreian: INVENTOR

Abstract

This invention was created with the intention of enhancing the MIDAS project. The MIDAS project involved creating an electronic database of music CD information, with the intention of supporting future electronic music distribution (EMD) goals. The need to keep the electronic MIDAS database accurate in relation to the ever-changing physical CD database became a pressing issue - the physical database required a system that immediately provided the location of a specific CD or cover art. When an error is found in the electronic database or one of the picture/songs, there is a need to rapidly find the physical CD, make corrections, and verify that there is no missing information in the electronic database. Of course, if there is information missing in the electronic database, there is another need to find out exactly what is missing.

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Sony Technical Digest, Volume 3, November 2000, ISSN 1521-5180

THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE PHYSICAL DATABASE AND THE ELECTRONIC DATABASE

Invention by:

Fracka Friskey Doreian

This invention was created with the intention of enhancing the MIDAS project. The MIDAS project involved creating an electronic database of music CD information, with the intention of supporting future electronic music distribution (EMD) goals. The need to keep the electronic MIDAS database accurate in relation to the ever-changing physical CD database became a pressing issue - the physical database required a system that immediately provided the location of a specific CD or cover art. When an error is found in the electronic database or one of the picture/songs, there is a need to rapidly find the physical CD, make corrections, and verify that there is no missing information in the electronic database. Of course, if there is information missing in the electronic database, there is another need to find out exactly what is missing.

The invented system is implemented by labeling all cover art and CDs with unique barcode numbers that indicate the location of the CD and cover art. The bar coding system has two fields - the first field contains a box number and the second field contains a disc number. The box number indicates where the box of discs are located, and the disc number indicates where the discs are located inside of the box. The bar coding system has two fields. For example, "0034-45" indicates that the disc or cover art is located in box 0034 at location 45. Each box has 100 discs in it .

The next step of the system is to attach a common tag to all cover art bar codes that...