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11 CWISes And WWW

WWW is an ideal system for developing a campus (or community) wide information system (CWIS). The world's first multimedia CWIS was developed at the Honolulu Community College and officially announced at the end of May 1993. It is available at the URL

Figure 11-1 CWIS At HCC.

The HCC CWIS was developed to support its goal of becoming the "Technological Training Centre of the Pacific". The most important aspects of developing and managing an effective CWIS are managerial and not technical. Formulating the objectives of a CWIS, resourcing it and developing a training programme are key issues which an institution needs to address.

Finding Out More

Papers by Judy Hallman about CWISes are available at the URL and

Polly-Alida Farrington's listing of CWISes is available at the URL

Lists of (global) CWISes are available at the URLs and

The CWIS-L Listserv mailing list provides a forum for the discussion of topics related to campus-wide information systems. To subscribe send the message SUB CWIS-L your name to the address LISTSERV@MSU.EDU

The Universities and Colleges Teaching, Learning and Information Group (UCTLIG) have produced a CWIS Manager's Handbook which addresses many CWIS management issues. The handbook is available at the URL

A Framework for Administering NASA's Web Information Hypermedia is available at the URL http://naic.nasa./gov/www-framework.html

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