published in 1997 in ACSA
, proceedings of the 85th ACSA Annual Meeting and Technology Conference (ACSA 1997), Dallas, Texas, USA pp491-496
This paper describes a project to develop an extensible, low-tech, cooperative case-study collection via the world wide web. The project includes template files which persons with access to a web server but minimal technical knowledge can download and utilize to assemble new web-based case studies.
Anticipating that other case study repositories have been or will be developed by different researchers, and wishing to provide greater value than that afforded by simple HTML links, the overall system is designed to form what we call a multi-site. Using HTML 'frames' each case study is linked together via a central administrative database to form a shared case study pool.
This new multi-site approach to cooperative web projects offers a means to fill the gap between simple manual linking of HTML pages and searches conducted using global indexing engines such as AltaVista, Web Crawler, or Yahoo.