THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE PHYSICAL DATABASE AND THE ELECTRONIC DATABASE
Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-16
Sony Technical Digest
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.