Variations consists of two databases:
The access manager and metadata database are stored in MySQL on the Variations server.
This database stores some user information, such as users' names and Variations bookmarks, but it is primarily used for authorization. It contains information about authorization groups (courses and other groups, such as digitizers and catalogers).
This database will need to be set up by the Variations administrator. See Variations Server Setup for more information.
Phase 1. For phase 1, a file with contributor and work data (that is site-independent) will be provided for loading into the metadata database. See Variations Server Setup for more information.