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ERIC Number: ED405820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 7
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MSCD's Development of a Campus Wide Information System on the World Wide Web.
Hanna, Mary
This paper describes the development of a campus wide information system (CWIS) at Metropolitan State College of Denver (MSCD) in Colorado. The paper discusses the background of the college, its computing environment, interactive voice response system, and information technology plan. The CWIS was first implemented on gopher. Gopher was straightforward and easy to use, but lacked "pizzazz" because it is a text-only system and lacked hypertext capability (the ability to select a key word which links to another document or site). The World Wide Web provides excellent graphics and hypertext capabilities. The combined utilization of the Web and gopher are discussed. In the end, gopher was discontinued in favor of exclusive Web usage. "Lynx," a text-based Web browser, was installed for dial-in users with text capability only. Main issues faced in the implementation of the CWIS include: lack of top level awareness and support; selection of pictures and use of logos for the main college home page; appropriate use or misuse of student home pages; need for policies and an oversight committee; and faculty training when faced with limited resources. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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