On-line hypermedia newspapers: an experiment with "L'Unione Sarda"
Francesco Ruggiero/DSI-Universita' di Milano e CRS4
Reinier van Kleij/L'Unione Sarda
From the beginning WWW has proofed to be an useful tool for easy and
user-friendly browsing of information, whatever its type: text, audio,
graphics and even video. Moreover, the fact that WWW supports hypertextual
links in documents, makes it possible to browse in a random-access way, just
like one tends to read a newspaper. These aspects have led, in collaboration
with the Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia
(CRS4), to the experiment of the L'Unione Sarda Hypermedia, which provides
interactive browsing of news. This can be seen as a gathering place of
various sources of information: newspapers (text and photo's), radio (audio)
and television (video). The prototype provides a continuous flow of
information without the traditional, temporal limits of newspapers and
magazines. An electronic archive will permit the user to browse and retrieve
outdated news. In the end the prototype will allow to other institutions such
as railways, airways, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, museums, meteorological
centres etc. to include their information.
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works with Reinier van Kleij on: 'On-line hypermedia newspapers: an
experiment with "L'Unione Sarda"'