Collaborative Ad-hoc Information Sharing in Cross-Media Information Environments

; ; (). Collaborative Ad-hoc Information Sharing in Cross-Media Information Environments. In: Proceedings of CoopIS 2009. 17th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems. Vilamoura, Portugal: Springer. Peer reviewed.

Due to the ever increasing number of different digital media types that we use in our daily work, it is no longer sufficient to manage them in an isolated way but desirable to define associations across the media boundaries. While cross-media information systems allow different forms of media objects to be linked, there is often a lack of support for the flexible authoring and sharing of these links. We present a solution for exchanging cross-media link information in an ad-hoc way among communities of users based on a notion of a cooperative cross-media link server. We describe how the system has been implemented based on an existing cross-media link server (iServer) and peer-to-peer technologies.