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Global Annotations in a Server-based Collaborative Session

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116414D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chaiken, RI: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Using a centralized server it is possible to create a separate class of enterprise-wide annotations called "global annotations". This special class consists of a system-maintained subset of all document annotations.

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Global Annotations in a Server-based Collaborative Session

      Using a centralized server it is possible to create a separate
class of enterprise-wide annotations called "global annotations".
This special class consists of a system-maintained subset of all
document annotations.

      With a document server-based approach to collaborative
annotation, a subset of annotation files may be created and
classified as "global".  These annotations are stored in the server
and not on any of the user's machines.  On request these annotations
may be downloaded to users' workstations, but the optimal choice is
to "link" these annotations.  The actual downloading can take place
when the annotations is read or played as the case may be.  These
annotations are a subset of annotations that have to satisfy specific
criteria in order to be classified as "global".  These include size,
potential for large scale use, importance for all session users, use
across groups, etc.

Some of the properties of "global" annotations follow:
  1.  Global annotations are accessible by all users whether they are
       involved in a collaborative session with other users or
working
       all alone.
  2.  Global annotations may consist of large annotation files such
as
       audio or video annotations.
  3.  These annotations are registered with the server by a specific
       command executed by a user.
  4.  The registration of annotations is not linked to the...