Workshop 6: HyNIC: ACM SIGWEB's Digital Library Project

Organizers: Carolyn Watters & Michael Bieber

Time: Saturday, June 3 (full day)


We would like to invite all members of the SIGWEB community and others interested in Digital Libraries to a planning workshop to coordinate the design and implementation of SIGWEB's Digital Library project: HyNIC. The workshop is growing out of an initial planning meeting held in April.

Inspired by Doug Engelbart's and John Leggett's keynote addresses at the Hypertext'98 conferences, SIGWEB is beginning to design a state-of-the-art digital library to support the community in most of its functions. The project's eventual goal is to transition SIGWEB into what Doug Engelbart calls a Networked Improvement Community (NIC), which focuses on continuous metaimprovement of services to the community. HyNIC eventually will contain a respository of the community's formal and informal documents, teaching materials and memorabilia; a process repository of the community's activities and workflows; a structured group communications environment, conceptual mapping tools, and of course, the full range of hypermedia features our community has been advocating. HyNIC also should serve as a testbed for the community's prototype systems.

The workshop's goal is to generate an initial high-level design, a detailed design plan and schedule, and to form the teams who will assist various aspects of this effort. We welcome anyone interested, and especially hope to have representatives of all subfields of hypermedia research to foster compatibility with their concepts and systems.
URL: HyNIC & Workshop Site



Organizer information

The organizers have been involved with the HTF and VD workshop series from their inception. Michael Bieber has research interests in hypertext and networked communities and is currently working with ACM SIGWEB in developing a digital library (HyNIC) for that community. Carolyn Watters has long had research interests in information retrieval and hypertext access and is a member of the HyNIC architecture task force.

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