ERIC Number: ED414913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Continuity Project, Fall 1997 Report.
Wasilko, Peter J.
The Continuity Project is a research, development, and technology transfer initiative aimed at creating a "Library of the Future" by combining features of an online public access catalog (OPAC) and a campus wide information system (CWIS) with advanced facilities drawn from such areas as artificial intelligence (AI), knowledge representation (KR), natural language processing (NLP), computer applications and software engineering (CASE), literate programming, hypertext research, and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW). By taking this approach, Continuity will be able to provide an intelligent, unified, and proactive information infrastructure for the learning organization of the future. The explosive growth rate of the body of accumulated knowledge and increasingly powerful information technology and computing tools have exceeded the capabilities of traditional approaches to cataloging and collection management. In the new millennium, the ability to find and integrate relevant existing knowledge is the new limiting factor on the rate of scientific and commercial innovation. This report describes the Continuity Project and contains the following sections: Project Overview; Project Update; Project's Inspiration; Philosophy Behind the Project; Need and Prospects for the Project; Desiderata; Scenario--illustrating system capabilities; Simulated User Session; We Can Build It; Director-- personal description; Project Advisory Board; Managing the Project; Common Concerns--questions and answers; Project on the Web--description of further information on the Web; and the project director's resume. (SWC)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cataloging, Classification, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Futures (of Society), Hypermedia, Indexing, Information Retrieval, Information Technology, Knowledge Representation, Library Collections, Natural Language Processing, Online Catalogs, Online Searching, Online Systems, Programming, Relevance (Information Retrieval), Strategic Planning, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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