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Library Rebuild Icon

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101553D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 3 page(s) / 96K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bjork, TA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes an icon which represents a library being rebuilt. The user is shown a screen which looks like a junkpile. This "pile of junk" is transformed into a library through a sequence of nine screen changes.

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Library Rebuild Icon

       This article describes an icon which represents a library
being rebuilt.  The user is shown a screen which looks like a
junkpile.  This "pile of junk" is transformed into a library through
a sequence of nine screen changes.

      The Optical Library Reconstruct Task is graduated into nine
segments by determining the number of Optical volumes to be processed
by nine.  As each segment is completed, the screen is refreshed.

      In the first eight screens (see Figs. 1a and 1b), Roman Columns
rise from the junkpile in measured increments to form a building
which looks like a library (or at least a big city library, or the
Library of Congress.)

      In the ninth screen (see Fig. 2), a clock, door handles, and a
flag are added to the building to indicate task completion.

      Notes:
      -  This icon can be used on non-graphics displays.
      -  This icon could be applied to the progress of rebuilding a
library on any media.
      -  The number of screen refreshes was arbitrarily chosen as
nine for ease of implementation.  Any number of refreshes could be
performed.