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Rethinking Hypermedia

The Microcosm Approach

  • Wendy Hall
  • Hugh Davis
  • Gerard Hutchings

Part of the Electronic Publishing Series book series (EPUB, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Wendy Hall, Hugh Davis, Gerard Hutchings
    Pages 1-10
  3. Wendy Hall, Hugh Davis, Gerard Hutchings
    Pages 11-32
  4. Wendy Hall, Hugh Davis, Gerard Hutchings
    Pages 33-61
  5. Wendy Hall, Hugh Davis, Gerard Hutchings
    Pages 63-104
  6. Wendy Hall, Hugh Davis, Gerard Hutchings
    Pages 105-131
  7. Wendy Hall, Hugh Davis, Gerard Hutchings
    Pages 133-144
  8. Wendy Hall, Hugh Davis, Gerard Hutchings
    Pages 145-161
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 163-195

About this book

Introduction

Rethinking Hypermedia: The Microcosm Approach is essentially the story of the Microcosm hypermedia research and development project that started in the late 1980's and from which has emerged a philosophy that re-examines the whole concept of hypermedia and its role in the evolution of multimedia information systems. The book presents the complete story of Microcosm to date. It sets the development of Microcosm in the context of the history of the subject from which it evolved, as well as the developments in the wider world of technology over the last two decades including personal computing, high-speed communications, and the growth of the Internet. These all lead us towards a world of global integrated information environments: the publishing revolution of the 20th century, in principle making vast amounts of information available to anybody anywhere in the world.
Rethinking Hypermedia: The Microcosm Approach explains the role that open hypermedia systems and link services will play in the integrated information environments of the future. It considers issues such as authoring, legacy systems and data integrity issues, and looks beyond the simple hypertext model provided in the World Wide Web and other systems today to the world of intelligent information processing agents that will help us deal with the problems of information overload and maintenance.
Rethinking Hypermedia: The Microcosm Approach will be of interest to all those who are involved in designing, implementing and maintaining hypermedia systems such as the World Wide Web by setting the groundwork for producing a system that is both easy to use and easy to maintain. Rethinking Hypermedia: The Microcosm Approach is essential reading for anyone involved in the provision of online information.

Keywords

Hypermedia Hypertext Internet World Wide Web digital libraries distributed systems electronic publishing information system multimedia

Authors and affiliations

  • Wendy Hall
    • 1
  • Hugh Davis
    • 1
  • Gerard Hutchings
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electronics & Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Parallel Application CentreUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1335-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8574-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1335-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-5256
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