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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 3 Issue 3, July 1985

A Butler process for resource sharing on Spice machines
Roger B. Dannenberg, Peter G. Hibbard
Pages: 234-252
DOI: 10.1145/4229.4234
A network of personal computers may contain a large amount of distributed computing resources. For a number of reasons it is desirable to share these resources, but sharing is complicated by issues of security and autonomy. A process known as...

A federated architecture for information management
Dennis Heimbigner, Dennis McLeod
Pages: 253-278
DOI: 10.1145/4229.4233
An approach to the coordinated sharing and interchange of computerized information is described emphasizing partial, controlled sharing among autonomous databases. Office information systems provide a particularly appropriate context for this...

A prototype system for the electronic storage and retrieval of document images
G. R. Thoma, S. Suthasinekul, F. L. Walker, J. Cookson, M. Rashidian
Pages: 279-291
DOI: 10.1145/4229.4232
A prototype system has been implemented for electronic scanning, digitization, storage, retrieval, and display of images of biomedical documents. Paper documents are scanned and digitized at a scan density of 200 picture elements (pels) per inch...

Design implications of a task-driven approach to unstructured cognitive tasks in office work
Sidney E. Harris, Harvey J. Brightman
Pages: 292-306
DOI: 10.1145/4229.4230
Previous research in modeling office activities has been primarily oriented toward office work that is structured and organized. In this paper we report on efforts to develop a new methodology for needs assessment evaluation. We use the Critical...

Usage patterns in an integrated voice and data communications system
Robert T. Nicholson
Pages: 307-314
DOI: 10.1145/4229.4231
Recently, office communication systems have begun to integrate voice recordings into their mail and data communications facilities. The study of usage patterns on one such system shows that voice is used for informal, person-to-person...