eBook 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