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Customising Interfaces to Service-Oriented Digital Library Systems

Suleman, Hussein, Kevin Feng and Gary Marsden (2006) Customising Interfaces to Service-Oriented Digital Library Systems. In Proceedings 9th International Conference on the Asian Digital Library, Kyoto, Japan.

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Abstract

Digital library systems that once were mostly monolithic in construction are slowly making the transition to component-based models. However, it is not clear how best to design or construct the user interfaces to such systems - one alternative would be to create associated interface elements while another would be to create a separable interface layer. This paper discusses an attempt to do the latter by using current browser-based tools - recently named Ajax - in order to visually design the layouts, work°ows and service connections of a user experience layer. Expert evaluators provided feedback during this process and the eventual level of functionality and usability of the proof-of-concept system demonstrate the inherent possibilities and relevance of the emerging Ajax technologies for not only the rendering or execution but also the design of browser-based Web applicatons, and digital library systems in particular.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.4 INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:327
Deposited By:Suleman, Hussein
Deposited On:07 November 2006