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Lee, Jae-Kwan – Internet Research, 2003
A model for monitoring the Web site development process in the public sector is proposed and tested empirically with a sample of local government Web sites. Four factors in the matrix of the framework--publicity, local service, differentiation and participation--together with two dimensions of attracting and delivering were proved to be important…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Government Libraries, Government Publications, Information Services
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Horn, G.; Kroselberg, D.; Muller, K. – Internet Research, 2003
Presents an overview of the security architecture of the IP multimedia core network subsystem (IMS) of the third generation mobile system, known in Europe as UMTS. Discusses IMS security requirements; IMS security architecture; authentication between IMS user and home network; integrity and confidentiality for IMS signalling; and future aspects of…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Security, Computer System Design
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Zubey, Michael L.; Wagner, William; Otto, James R. – Internet Research, 2002
Managers need to understand the tradeoffs associated with voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) networks as compared to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). This article measures the preference structures between IP telephony and PSTN services using conjoint analysis. The purpose is to suggest VoIP technology attributes that best meet…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Mediated Communication, Information Networks, Information Services
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Siyal, M. Y.; Barkat, B. – Internet Research, 2002
Presents a framework for enhancing trust in Internet commerce. Shows how trust can be provided through a network of Trust Service Providers (TSp). Identifies a set of services that should be offered by a TSp. Presents a distributed object-oriented implementation of trust services using CORBA, JAVA and XML. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Business, Information Industry, Information Networks, Information Services
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Thelwall, Mike – Internet Research, 2001
Discusses business use of the Web and related search engine design issues as well as research on general and academic links before reporting on a survey of the links published by a collection of business Web sites. Results indicate around 66% of Web sites do carry external links, most of which are targeted at a specific purpose, but about 17%…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Hypermedia, Information Services, Information Sources
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Bell, Hudson; Tang, Nelson K. H. – Internet Research, 1998
A user survey of 60 company Web sites (electronic commerce, entertainment and leisure, financial and banking services, information services, retailing and travel, and tourism) determined that 30% had facilities for conducting online transactions and only 7% charged for site access. Overall, Web sites were rated high in ease of access, content, and…
Descriptors: Banking, Business, Computer Mediated Communication, Financial Services
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Thapisa, A. P. N. – Internet Research, 1996
Developing regions, like Africa, may miss the information revolution because they lack national information infrastructures and the knowledge and skills required to provide relevant content. This article discusses the assumption that all nations will have an information infrastructure, describes "Fidonet," Africa's low-tech alternative…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Developing Nations, Global Approach, Information Services
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McClure, Ben – Internet Research, 1996
Although broadband Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) can deliver much greater amounts of information than narrow-band Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN), in reality bottlenecks place severe constraints on its performance. This article discusses shortfalls in Internet services, technology and user behavior, and describes efforts in the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Information Services, Information Technology
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Busick, Robert – Internet Research, 1997
Because Ohio public, school, and special libraries did not have the infrastructure of their academic counterparts, they turned to a regional OCLC network, OHIONET, to provide Internet access. This article provides an overview of the Internet and OHIONET, discusses OCLC's role in providing services to members via the Internet, and describes the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Information Services, Internet, Library Role
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Schwartz, Michael F.; Quarterman, John S. – Internet Research, 1993
Discussion of the growth of the Internet focuses on the rate of growth based on three measurements of changes in reachable Internet services: (1) the rate at which sites initiate network connectivity; (2) the rate at which sites become directly connected; and (3) the rate at which sites distance themselves, usually for security reasons. (Contains…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Futures (of Society), Information Services
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Watters, Paul A.; Watters, Maya F.; Carr, Stuart C. – Internet Research, 1998
Discusses the transition to combined print and electronic journals in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve social goals; reviews the use of Web server access logs; and presents a case study of the South Pacific Journal of Psychology to illustrate the utility of access log analysis for evaluating the economic and social goals of electronic…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Case Studies, Electronic Journals, Evaluation Methods