Accession Number : ADA301340

Title :   Document Management for the Knowledge Worker System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Kappes, Sandra ; Schmidt, Wayne J. ; Sears, Duane D.

PDF Url : ADA301340

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Knowledge workers are personnel who perform business processes that involve the use of information resources to generate a product that is itself some form of manipulated information. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) is conducting research and development on a performance support environment for knowledge workers called the Knowledge Worker System (KWS) that enables workgroups to define the tasks, information resources, institutional knowledge, and computer applications required to perform their business processes. KWS provides the capability for knowledge workers to define associations ("attachments") between a task and the information resources required to execute their tasks. Attachments allow knowledge workers to access documents while executing a task, and can be associated with any electronically stored information resource from anywhere within the KWS process model. This research: (1) developed a strategy for providing KWS users with improved attachment management capabilities and (2) developed methods to implement this strategy through a series of modifications to KWS Version 2.0, now available to KWS users.

Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT, *DOCUMENTS, *COMPUTER OPERATORS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMMERCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MODIFICATION, RESEARCH FACILITIES, CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING, INTEGRATION, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, RESOURCES, LABORATORIES, ATTACHMENT, ARMY.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE