The accumulation of a large amount of new experimental data at an impressive rate at present and future collider experiments has led to important questions concerning data storage and organization, their public access and usability, as well as their effective and efficient usage in order to discriminate between different theories. For the last thirty years, the HEPData database has been the reference database for the worldwide community of elementary particle physicists, from DIS to fixed-target and collider experts. Using as a basis a dump of HEPData*, we discuss possible paths to enhance the capabilities of databases for High Energy Physics. Our starting point is the reorganization of the data in a different scheme, which allows for the application of OLAP techniques to automatically extract information at a multidimensional level, answering to complex queries. The feedback of the DIS community is important for understanding specific needs, towards an even more effective storage, extraction and presentation of the data and information of their interest.
*Note: the HEPdata dump on which this work is based was kindly provided us by K. Ellis, F. Krauss and G. Watt (IPPP, Durham), with whom further collaboration is foreseen for the future.