Databases in electronic publishing
- IMT4821 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, the students shall have an understanding of the inner structures of database-driven systems for electronic publishing. The students shall be able to use and develop meta-data models and standards to be used for publishing different types of media data. The students shall be proficient in developing relational databases for metadata management and shall be able to determine whether a database schema is on a normal form. The students shall be capable of adding indexes and tuning a relational database for improved performance. In addition, the students shall be able to evaluate and analyze solutions for storing and retrieving XML-encoded data.


  • N-tier architectures
  • EER modeling
  • Relational models
  • Indexes and database tuning
  • Ontologies, metadata formats and standards for electronic publishing
  • Storage and retrieval of XML-data in databases
  • Temporal og historical data
  • Geographical data og location-based publishing

Teaching Methods

Project work

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Written Exam (4 hours) counts 60%.
Evaluation of Project counts 40%.
Each part must be individually approved of.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

  • Written exam: External and internal examiner
  • Evaluation of project: Internal examiner

Re-sit examination

No re-sit offered.

Teaching Materials


  • Fundamentals of Database Systems, Elmasri & Navathe, 5th Edition, Addison Wesley, 2006


  • Handouts

Replacement course for

IMT4491 - Databases in Electronic Publishing

Additional information

This course replaces parts of IMT4491.