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The issues and solutions for the interoperability of a class of heterogeneous databases and their database systems are expounded in two parts. Part I presented the data-sharing issues in federated databases and systems (Hsiao, 1992) . The present article explores resource-consolidation issues. Interoperability in this context refers to data sharing among heterogeneous databases, and to resource consolidation of computer hardware, system software, and support personnel. Resource consolidationdoi:10.1007/bf01231702 fatcat:ndkuhiv7ajdsnk5og56tfy67um