ERIC Number: ED345680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Linking Information to Objects: A Hypertext Prototype for Numismatists.
Visual Resources, v7 p361-77 1991
This report focuses on the user of a prototype hypertext application designed to help coin collectors link ancient coins with relevant numismatic information. It is noted that hypertext systems promote the collection of information that may be multimedia in nature and may be linked so that information can be accessed in a non-linear manner. The prototype is a hypertext environment that uses an expert system and a word processor to provide access to information resources such as databases of text, images, and graphics. Numismatists were chosen as the user population for the prototype system because of the variety of sources from which they compile their coin catalogs, and their ongoing need to manage large amounts of information. In order to satisfy the needs of the users, the prototype was designed so that HyperCard would provide a computer software interface to various resources. It also provides an expert system to deal with coin identification and the opening of relevant knowledge bases. The organizational model of the prototype is a table of contents listing the databases available for use. Users choose a database as a starting point, and then link to the other databases through HyperCard applications, depending on the information they require. The report includes a description of HyperCard as well as a list of the databases used in the prototype. (21 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: HyperCard; Multimedia Materials; Numismatics
Note: For a related report, see IR 015 492.