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11 CWISes And WWW

WWW is an ideal system for developing a campus (or community) wide information system (CWIS). The world's first multimedia CWIS was developed at the Honolulu Community College and officially announced at the end of May 1993. It is available at the URL http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/

Figure 11-1 CWIS At HCC.

The HCC CWIS was developed to support its goal of becoming the "Technological Training Centre of the Pacific". The most important aspects of developing and managing an effective CWIS are managerial and not technical. Formulating the objectives of a CWIS, resourcing it and developing a training programme are key issues which an institutional needs to address.

The Universities and Colleges Teaching, Learning and Information Group (UCTLIG) are producing a CWIS Manager's Handbook which will address many of these issues.

Finding Out More

Papers by Judy Hallman about CWISes are available at the URL ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/docs/about-the-net/cwis/cwis-l and ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/docs/about-the-net/cwis/hallman.txt

Polly-Alida Farrington's listing of CWISes is available at the URL http://www.rpi.edu/Internet/cwis.html

Lists of (global) CWISes are available at the URLs http://www.rpi.edu/Internet/cwis.html and http://kawika.hcc.hawaii.edu/ws94/cwis.html

The CWIS-L Listserv mailing list provides a forum for the discussion of topics related to campus-wide information systems. To subscribe send the message SUB CWIS-L your name to the address LISTSERV@MSU.EDU

A Framework for Administering NASA's Web Information Hypermedia is available at the URL http://naic.nasa./gov/www-framework.html

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