Customising Interfaces to Service-Oriented Digital Library Systems

Suleman, Hussein and Feng, Kevin and Marsden, Gary (2006) Customising Interfaces to Service-Oriented Digital Library Systems, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on the Asian Digital Library, 27-30 November 2006, Kyoto, Japan.

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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.

Item Type: Conference paper
Subjects: Information systems > Information systems applications
Human-centered computing
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:35

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