Choosing a relational database management system to support teaching database management is a frequent decision for IS instructors. However, scarce attention has been brought to LibreOffice Base. LibreOffice is a popular open-source software alternative to office management products such as Microsoft Office. This paper evaluates Base as an option to support teaching database management. Base was used to support teaching database management at McGill University during the winter 2021 semester. Overall, Base stood out as a practical choice for teaching database management concepts and SQL. It has low costs, high compatibility, easy installation, and is easy to use. Features allowing to easily share database files facilitated communications between the instructor and students and the management of material submitted to the instructor. Base, hence, appears well suited to teach database management concepts and standard SQL. However, it has lower market appeal than competitors such as Access and MySQL.
Welt, Dominique, "Using LibreOffice Base to Teach Relational Database Management" (2022). AMCIS 2022 TREOs. 61.