Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Arthur Tatnall
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  • ISBN-10: 159140990X
  • ISBN-13: 9781591409908
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1316 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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The Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications offers complete coverage of the nature, characteristics, advantages, limitations, design, and evolution of Web portals. Other topics include semantic portals, philosophical portal issues, and personal portals. This authoritative encyclopedia encompasses the economics of setting up and using personal portals, knowledge management, strategic planning, user acceptance, security and the law.

State-of-the-art portal technology and applications are also described in the Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications. This comprehensive reference source contains more than 200 articles from academics, experts, and practitioners from around the world. It covers technical characteristics of portals and portal applications in a wide range of areas from business to science and will appeal to a wide range of readers.

Key features include:

  • Authoritative contributions by 323 of the world's leading experts
  • A single source for comprehensive information on an ever expanding field
  • In-depth definitions for more than 1,440 key terms
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals
  • More than 3,500 comprehensive references to existing literature and research on portal technologies
  • Cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to portal technologies



  • Arthur Tatnall

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
About the Editor.
1: An Academic Management Portal.
2: An Academic Student-Centered Portal.
3: Accessible Personalized Portals.
4: Accessing Administrative Environmental Information.
5: Accommodating End-Users’ Online Activities with a Campus Portal.
6: Adoption of Portals Using Activity Theory.
7: African Web Portals.
8: Analyzing Competition for a Web Portal.
9: Assessing Weblogs as Education Portals.
10: Australian General Practitioners’ Use of Health Information.
11: The Beijing Olympics (2008) Advertainment Portal.
12: Benefits and Limitations of Portals.
13: Bioinformatics Web Portals.
14: Biotechnology Portals in Medicine.
15: The BIZEWEST Portal.
16: The Bluegem Portal.
17: Business Challenges of Online Banking Portals.
18: Business Module Differentiation.
19: A Case Study of an Integrated University Portal.
20: Challenges and Pitfalls in Portal Information Management.
21: Changing the Interface to High School Education.
22: A Coaching Portal for IT Project Management.
23: Collaborative Enterprise Portals.
24: Collaborative Real-Time Information Services via Portals.
25: Commercial and Open-Source Web Portal Solutions.
26: Commercialization of Web Portals.
27: Community Geographic Domain Names.
28: Comparing Portals and Web Pages.
29: A Comprehensive Methodology for Campus Portal Development.
30: Constructing and Deploying Campus Portals in Higher Education.
31: The Content of Horizontal Portals.
32: A Content-Incentive-Usability Framework for Corporate Portal Design.
33: Countermeasures for Protecting Legally Sensitive Web-Powered Databases and Web Portals.
34: Cross-Cultural Dimensions of National Web Portals.
35: A Declarative Approach for Designing Web Portals.
36: Design of a Proposed Nursing Knowledge Portal.
37: Designing a Portal and Community with the Community Generator.
38: Designing Portals for Knowledge Work.
39: Developing a Knowledge Management Portal.
40: Developing Online Learning Portals in Low Bandwidth Communities.
41: Developing Semantic Portals.
42: The Development Strategy of Sina and Sohu.
43: Digital Interactive Channel Systems and Portals.
44: Digital Rights Protection Management of Web Portals Content.
45: Dynamic Taxonomies and Intelligent User–Centric Access to Complex Portal Information.
46: E-Business Standards Setting.
47: E-Commerce Portals.
48: Economical Aspects When Deploying Enterprise Portals.
49: Education Portal Strategy.
50: The Effects of Enterprise Portals on Knowledge Management Projects.
51: Effort Estimation for the Development of Web Portals.
52: E-Government Portals Personalization.
53: E-Management Portal and Organisational Behaviour.
54: An Empirical Study of a Corporate E-Learning Portal.
55: Employee Self-Service Portals.
56: Empowerment and Health Portals.
57: Enabling Technology and Functionalities of Shopping Portals.
58: Encouraging Global IS Collaborative Networks with a Knowledge Portal.
59: Enhancing Electronic Governance in Singapore with Government Portals.
60: Enhancing Portal Design.
61: Enterprise Portals and Web Services Integration.
62: E-Portals in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
63: European Quality Observatory.
64: Evaluation of Web Portals.
65: E-Value Creation in a Government Web Portal in South Africa.
66: Evolution of Portals.
67: Evolution of the Milwaukee Public Schools Portal.
68: Factors Affecting Portal Design.
69: From the Intranet to the Enterprise Knowledge Portal.
70: The Future of Portals in E-Science.
71: A Generic Model of an Enterprise Portal.
72: Guided Product Selection and Comparison of E-Commerce Portals.
73: Health Portals.
74: Helping Chinese Enterprises be Successful in Global Markets.
75: Hosting Portals on an E-Marketplace.
76: How Corporate Portals Support Innovation.
77: How to Promote Community Portals.
78: Identifying Knowledge Assets in an Organisation.
79: The IFIP Portal.
80: Impacts and Revenues Models from Brazilian Portals.
81: Implementing Portals in Higher Education.
82: Industry Portals for Small Businesses.
83: Information Visualization.
84: Intelligent-Agent-Supported Enterprise Information Portal.
85: Interoperability Integrating E-Government Portals.
86: Investing in Portals for Benefits and Gains.
87: Java Portals and Java Portlet Specification and API.
88: KM Cyberary Is a Gateway to Knowledge Resources.
89: Knowledge Servers.
90: Large-Scale ASP Replication of Database-Driven Portals.
91: Large-Scale Integrated Academic Portals.
92: Learning Geography with the G-Portal Digital Library.
93: Library Portals and an Evolving Information Legacy.
94: A Local Community Web Portal and Small Businesses.