A non-technical introduction to an indispensable productivity tool for database management. Data dictionaries are a vital resource to information managers involved in the design, maintenance and implementation of large databases. Aimed at the growing numbers of data administrators who lack a technical background in systems analysis and design, this book offers a realistic way to ensure the integrity of stored data. Robin J Vinden has been involved in data processing for more than 20 years. He is currently setting up an advanced systems education program for Bell Canada.