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Each semester at Miami University (Ohio) the secretaries struggle to update the Campus Directory database in order to print the campus telephone and office/class hours directory. It is a time-consuming process and the directory is usually late and out-of-date by the time it is printed. The university's Computer Services Manager has created a Web interface to their existing database, and now the directory is available on the Web. The information in the Web directory is current, and the secretaries' workload has been reduced. Faculty and staff members can print a copy of the latest information as needed. In the new system, faculty and staff members can update their database information using a Web form. The Web directory provides immediate access to the updated information. Each time the Web directory is accessed, the database is queried and the latest information is displayed. The Web directory consists of the telephone listing with a link from each entry to a pop up window containing a picture of the faculty/staff member, along with his/her current class/office hour information. This paper explains the files used to generate the Web-based directory. (AEF)

Descriptors: Access to Information, College Faculty, Computer Interfaces, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education, Databases, Directories, Higher Education, Online Systems, World Wide Web

Author: Thibeault, Nancy

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7763&id=ED425735

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