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Thirty-First Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences-Volume 2 (1998)
Kohala Coast, HI
Jan. 6, 1998 to Jan. 9, 1998
ISSN: 1060-3425
ISBN: 0-8186-8236-1
pp: 175
Petra Schubert , University of St. Gallen HSG
Dorian Selz , University of St. Gallen HSG
ABSTRACT
The emergence of new media channels such as the World Wide Web has induced a profound growth in the publication of books, papers, pictures and hypertext documents. In addition to forming a large knowledge base, the NetAcademy (NA) is meant to provide a meeting place for the joint discussion of trends, the exchange of personal opinions and research results within a specific scientific field of research or interest. Building up a compound knowledge system does not only require an adequate design and good technological implementation it involves also permanent engagement from a core of people responsible for news update, reviewing and feedback response. A smooth integration and automation of processes is therefore a key prerequisite for the successful maintenance and continuous attractiveness of the system. The paper describes the realization of the NetAcademy platform dealing with its template-based design and the combination of different software tools such as e.g. Lotus Notes, InterNotes Web Publisher, Domino and Oracle/SQL. It illustrates the connections between the internal organization and the interaction with the knowledge medium, explaining how both can be optimized to mutually support each other.
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P. Schubert and D. Selz, "Organizational Design of an IT-based Knowledge System: TheNetAcademy Concept," Proceedings of the Thirty-First Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Kohala Coast, HI, 1998, pp. 175.
doi:10.1109/HICSS.1998.651698
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