Metadata manipulation interface design

Dekeyser, Stijn and Watson, Richard (2013) Metadata manipulation interface design. In: 14th Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC 2013): User Interfaces 2013, 29 Jan-1 Feb 2013, Adelaide, Australia.

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Abstract

Management of the increasingly large collections of files and other electronic artifacts held on desktop as well as enterprise systems is becoming more difficult. Organisation and searching using extensive metadata is an emerging solution, but is predicated upon the development of appropriate interfaces for metadata management. In this paper we seek to advance the state of the art by proposing a set of design principles for metadata interfaces. We do this by first defining the abstract operations required,
then reviewing the functionality and interfaces of current applications with respect to these operations, before extending the observed best practice to create a generic set of guidelines. We also present a novel direct manipulation interface for higher level metadata manipulation that addresses shortcomings observed in the sampled software.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2013, Australian Computer Society. Reproduction for academic, not-for-profit purposes permitted provided the copyright text at the foot of the first page of each paper is included.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2013 06:26
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 04:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: user interface; metadata
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080705 Informetrics
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0804 Data Format > 080401 Coding and Information Theory
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080309 Software Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23209

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