Title: Web-based electronic product cataloguing

Authors: G.Q.Huang, K.L.Mak

Addresses: Department of IMSE, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Department of IMSE, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Abstract: Web-based electronic product cataloguing (EPC/WEB) refers to the use of information technology (IT) such as database, multimedia and internet in compiling and providing product catalogues by manufacturers and using and selecting products by customers. The resulting electronic product catalogues can be accessed through web browsers on the internet/intranet. Paper-based product catalogues are used manually and have limitations such as being difficult to update and tedious to search. When they are replaced electronically, these shortcomings are overcome and extra features are also provided to aid the process of archiving and selecting product information. This paper reports on an effort made to prototype an easy-to-use Web-based EPC system with sufficient cataloguing functionality. The method of experience gained and lesson learnt in developing this prototype system are discussed.

Keywords: electronic product cataloguing; internet/intranet; Web/WWW.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2001.000258

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2001 Vol.14 No.1/2/3, pp.26-39

Published online: 15 Jul 2003 *

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