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