The Evolution of the CD lookup Database
The first generation databases consist of user-shared information. While these
databases are very broad in coverage, they methods they use to accumulate data lead
to vast inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the data they provide. The second generation
of database consists of manually entered data from commercially available CDs. While
they are able to provide more accurate data that includes richer content, their
overall coverage of CDs is severely limited, leaving big holes in CD collections.
Get Digital Data recognized all these problems with today’s databases and thus created
GD3, the next generation database. Just like second generation databases, Get Digital
Data is able to create its database manually, however, the sample range for Get
Digital Data is much broader since Get Digital has access to every CD ever printed
through its CD ripping service.