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The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 2: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries by Len Silverston

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Acknowledgments

I wrote this book because I deeply feel that universal data models can provide effective solutions to many important data management and integration issues. However, this book would not have been possible without the insights and knowledge gained through my rewarding interactions and relationships with clients over the past 20 years. I am extraordinarily grateful to these clients who allowed me to provide service for them, while expanding my knowledge of business and information management. Their use, implementation of, and modifications to universal data model constructs have greatly contributed to the content of this book. From among the many people that have contributed, I want to thank Regina Pieper, Howard Jenkins, Rob Jakoby, Chris Nickerson, Jay Edson, Dean Boyer, Joe Misiaszek, Paul Zulauf, Steve Seay, Ken Haley, Ted Kowalski, Mike Brightwell, Dan Adler, Linda Abt, Joe Lakitsky, Trent Hampton, Kevin Morris, Karen Vitone, Tracy Muesing, Steve Lark, and Chuck Dana. I also want to thank the many client organizations that have added to and supported the universal data model paradigm.

I am very thankful to the people who added to the content of this current edition of the book. A person that made a significant contribution is Bob Conway, who took time to review these models out of a very busy consulting schedule and who scrupulously reviewed the models, making insightful suggestions as only Bob could have done. I greatly appreciate the work that Burt Holmes has ...

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