Davis, Hugh C., Hall, Wendy, Heath, Ian, Hill, Gary J. and Wilkins, Robert J.
Towards an Integrated Information Environment with Open Hypermedia Systems.
In ECHT '92: Proceedings of the Fourth ACM Conference on Hypertext, Milan, Italy.
This paper examines open hypermedia systems and presents the case that such systems provide a step forward for dealing with large, dynamic data sets in distributed, heterogeneous environments by allowing users to access and integrate information and processes in richer and more diverse ways than has previously been possible. In particular, the enhanced Microcosm model for open hypermedia is examined, and the ways in which it provides such an environment are discussed. The paper continues by investigating the advantages and the shortcomings of this model and identifies the areas in which further work must be completed before such systems can become widely adopted, such as the granularity of source and destination anchors, editing and version control. Some attempts to provide solutions to these problems are presented and discussed.
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