|Requirements determination for an information systems digital library|
Venable, J. R., Travis, J., Sanson, M. D. (1996) Proc 7th Conference of the International Information Management Association (IIMA’96),pp 35-46, Estes Park, Colorado; December.
This paper describes a method for investigating the requirements for an Information Systems Digital Library (ISDL) for the free or low cost distribution, browsing, full-text search, and retrieval of all kinds of publications relevant to the field of IS. The paper argues for a combination of Soft System Methodology (SSM) and a Group Support System (GSS) to facilitate requirements determination from the extremely diverse and world-wide body of stakeholders, to better expose issues and reach understanding compromise. The design issues and decisions of a web-based system to support use of GSS to support SSM in this context are discussed.