Overview and Introduction

Information Systems and the World Wide Web

International School of New Media
University of Lübeck

Erik Wilde, UC Berkeley School of Information
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Information Systems are a large class of computer applications which revolve around information as a resource. The World Wide Web (WWW) is the most popular and biggest information system available today. Many other information systems are designed as stand-alone systems, but increasingly are integrated into the Web architecture, leveraging the popularity and global availability of the Web. Because of this integration, it is important to understand the Web as an information system, rather than a delivery system for Web pages.


Outline (Varia)

  1. Varia [5]
  2. Overview [3]
  3. Conclusions [1]

About Me

About this Course

About You

About these Slides

Additional Resources

Outline (Overview)

  1. Varia [5]
  2. Overview [3]
  3. Conclusions [1]

The Big Picture

The Plan

  1. Look at the Web and how it works
    • we will only look at what is relevant for the information system view
  2. With this in mind, look at some principles of information systems
    • focus is on information organization and document engineering
  3. XML is the technology driving many applications today
    • we look at XML, schemas, information extraction, and transformations
  4. Relational databases is the other important information paradigm
    • focus on the model and the technology for querying data
  5. Code is the glue holding everything together
    • we will only look at some examples and a taxonomy of Web programming languages

Expand Your View

Outline (Conclusions)

  1. Varia [5]
  2. Overview [3]
  3. Conclusions [1]

Putting Media in Context