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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hicklin, R. Austin
URN etd-01202010-020317
Title A consignment library of reusable software components for use over the World-Wide Web
Degree Master of Science
Department Computer Science
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rosson, Mary Beth Committee Chair
Fox, Edward Alan Committee Member
Lee, John A. N. Committee Member
Keywords
  • software reuse
  • reusable software libraries (RSLs)
  • software classification
  • digital libraries
  • reuse incentives
Date of Defense 1995-05-24
Availability restricted
Abstract
This research project report discusses the development of a commercial, consignment-based library (a) of reusable software components to be accessed using the World-Wide Web. The research project consists of two parts: the development of a prototype system that provides interface and information retrieval functionality for such a system, and an analysis of the technical and business issues involved in making the library operational as a commercial entity.

The prototype system uses a hypertext browser and a query-based search mechanism to access descriptions of reusable software components; these descriptions are structured by a variation of a faceted classification system. The issues addressed include the classification and description of reusable software components; methods of retrieval, especially library browsing methods based on component classification; and analysis of incentives for reuse.

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