Proceedings of HICSS-29: 29th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

3-6 Jan. 1996

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  • Introduction to the Minitrack on Digital Documents in Organizations and the Workplace

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Arts ancient and digital: telling stories old and new

    Publication Year: 1996
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    Summary form only given, as follows. The paper engages a discussion of the appearance over the last quarter century of digital technologies which permit individuals and groups to create and share documents which combine cultural and original artifacts in a seamless fashion. Specifically, it focuses on emerging computer-based tools for story telling and uses as a centerpiece "What's my Story?," a s... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Designing a digital documents curriculum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):153 - 158 vol.5
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    The paper reports on an (in-progress) effort to design a curriculum that will train professionals to use and construct digital documents. As part of an effort to reinvent information studies curriculum at the University of Michigan's School of Information & Library Studies, a committee has been exploring an interdisciplinary curriculum emphasis that will prepare students to deal with the incre... View full abstract»

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  • Automated categorization of real-time newswire stories. Hooked on lexiconics: how I taught my Sun to read

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):92 - 97 vol.5
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    Modern international trade activities rely heavily on thousands of daily information artifacts reporting the state of the world's trading blocks. These information artifacts often require handling by human operators for indexing, sorting, and categorization. Intervention by human operators costs precious hours in the dissemination of these artifacts to end users. The paper describes the informatio... View full abstract»

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  • Digital Documents in Home and Family Life

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • In the fun house: visions of information technology in the domestic sphere

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):118 - 125 vol.5
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    The paper examines the marketing and advertising of information technologies in the domestic sphere by examining a number of new publications aimed at the home market. By considering representations of the new “wired” households imaged in sources like HomePC and FamilyPC. I explore the ways in which these magazines call into play a number of other cultural discourses about home, family... View full abstract»

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  • Multivalent documents: inducing structure and behaviors in online digital documents

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):144 - 152 vol.5
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    Digital documents have advanced only slightly from their non-digital ancestors, incorporating a few such innovations as hypertext links and full text searching. Even the much heralded advent of multimedia, just as embedded images and video clips, are rather straightforward digital analogs of books and film. We believe that computer technology makes possible far more interesting and complex digital... View full abstract»

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  • Towards a better understanding of electronic document management

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):53 - 61 vol.5
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    Documents are central to the functioning of an organization. Among other roles, they are critically, important as a means of communication, as organizational memory, and in business processes. In addition, office workers spend as much as 60 percent of their time handling documents. For these reasons, many organizations have tried to improve document handling and use through the application of info... View full abstract»

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  • Exploring the impacts of electronic imaging on organizational process, structure, and strategy

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):33 - 42 vol.5
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    Although the benefits of electronic imaging (EI) are relatively easy to evaluate at the process level, there is a growing number of case studies suggesting EI also positively impacts many aspects of the organization's structure and strategy. However, these studies fail to identify the procedural, structural, and strategic constructs that are affected by EI. Based on a field study, the paper identi... View full abstract»

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  • Interorganizational relationships and online information resources

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):82 - 91 vol.5
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    We present a description of research-in-progress into the organizational contexts and interorganizational relationships which generate demand for online information (OI) resources. Researchers who examine the use of OI resources have found that people don't use online information as often as providers generally expect. But some organizations use these resources intensively within certain contexts.... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing workflow automation systems: implications for management control

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):13 - 22 vol.5
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    Automation has revolutionised industry and initiated profound economic change. In the past two decades, manufacturing productivity has seen substantial improvements, yet office productivity has remained practically unaffected. Workflow automation systems, a new class of system which focus on automating document flows, promises to redress this imbalance. The study looks at the implication of adopti... View full abstract»

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  • Applications of multilingual text retrieval

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):98 - 107 vol.5
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    The recent enormous increase in the use of networked information access and on-line databases has led to more databases being available in languages other than English. The Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) at the University of Massachusetts is involved in a variety of industrial government, and digital library applications which have a need for multilingual text retrieval. Most ... View full abstract»

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  • Back to the wall: home video and digital decorating

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):110 - 117 vol.5
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    The paper describes the experimental use of home video images as source materials for home decoration. It includes a brief description of the reasons for the experiment, as well as the equipment and software used. The remainder of the paper examines issues raised by the potentials offered by the availability of film titles in electronic form, and their use as sources in digital media View full abstract»

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  • Minitrack Session on Digital Documents in Scholarship and Learning

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  • Media wars in children's electronic culture: domesticating the world with Carmen Sandiego and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):126 - 132 vol.5
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    The paper analyzes the strategies currently being used on commercial television to face the challenge of multimedia: the attempt to simulate the computer screen, to rival its promises of interactivity and “edutainment”, and to emphasize TV's own promised values of free access and social mobility. The paper discusses how these dynamics operate in two series on the Fox Children's network... View full abstract»

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  • NELS: a system for creating, archiving and serving digital courseware documents

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):136 - 143 vol.5
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    The paper discusses an infrastructure needed to design, develop, and support a new National Educational Learning System (NELS). The NELS system, when established, would be a resource for those institutions with undergraduate curricula that want to evolve their educational program in new ways. It would capitalize on the development and use of newly emerging technologies in higher education. It woul... View full abstract»

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  • Organizational usability of digital libraries in the courts

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):62 - 71 vol.5
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    Digital libraries (DLs) are the focus of professional movements in the medical, legal, and scholarly communities. DLs are being used increasingly nationwide in the legal profession for research; computer-integrated court reporting; and for trial presentations of multimedia documents and evidence photos. We present results of a study which contributes to DL research by examining some new DL design ... View full abstract»

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  • Digital documents: a product architecture perspective

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):43 - 52 vol.5
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    The paper presents a case study describing the use of Lotus Notes to automate the publishing process of a large subscription based industry research firm. The case is described and analyzed using a framework that builds on concepts used in designing physical product architectures. These concepts were applied by treating the document as an information product. The product and process platforms of b... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of organizational memory information systems: the case of product information management systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):23 - 32 vol.5
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    The research attempts to determine whether case studies from fieldwork and secondary data on product information management systems (PIMS) map to E.W. Stein and V. Zwass' (1995) framework for an organizational memory information system (OMIS). Overall, we find support for the two layers in the framework, and for organizational effectiveness from an OMIS. The secondary data suggest first and second... View full abstract»

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  • Standardization of digital legislative documents: a case study

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):72 - 81 vol.5
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    The paper describes research in analysing legislative documents handled in the Finnish parliament and government and studies means for developing standards for the documents. The current document management status in the Finnish parliament and government as well as problems in management are described. The paper discusses the special features of legislative documents and shows that, as an applicat... View full abstract»

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  • Challenges and solutions of document and workflow management in a manufacturing enterprise: a case study

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):4 - 12 vol.5
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    We present an integrated document and workflow management system (DMS/WMS) applied to the core business process “customer-oriented offer processing” of a machine tool company. We emphasize the integrational aspect where the challenge is to integrate various types of electronic documents and formatted data, different existing and innovative application systems. Furthermore, it is necess... View full abstract»

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