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Extending the Microcosm Model to a Distributed Environment

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

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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.

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Published date: September 1994
Venue - Dates: In Proceedings of the 1994 European Conference on Hypermedia Technology, Edinburgh., 1994-09-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 250802
PURE UUID: 50701083-3541-42ce-ac0b-464e706c11dc
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Sep 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:29

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Author: Gary J. Hill
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD

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