Extending the Microcosm Model to a Distributed Environment


Hill, Gary J. and Hall, Wendy (1994) Extending the Microcosm Model to a Distributed Environment. In Proceedings of the 1994 European Conference on Hypermedia Technology, Edinburgh.

Description/Abstract

In recent years, there has been significant growth in the use of computer networks to support electronic delivery of information. As the volume of available information has grown, a need for powerful tools that can manage access has arisen. It has been suggested that hypertext techniques can provide such a facility. The Microcosm system is a hypertext link service developed at the University of Southampton. The system is based upon a modular architecture which allows the functionality of the system to be easily and dynamically extended. This paper describes the development of a distributed version of Microcosm based upon this modular design. The distributed system described utilises the fine granularity of the Microcosm model to support a wide range of possible configurations. The system also extends the document management facilities of Microcosm to allow information stored by other information services to be incorporated. The result is a system that can apply Microcosm's open linking services to a wide range of networked information.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 250802
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 1999
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:52
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/250802

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