Improvements in the hypertext-based Electronic Reference Library for a public transportation agency
The researcher worked with the Iowa DOT to improve a hypertext-based electronic reference including the construction documents that are heavily used by Iowa transportation professionals. Currently, Iowa DOT's reference documents are published as books, pamphlets and three-ring binders and updated regularly in various ways. Combining these documents into a single electronic reference for computer access was highly desired. The primary objective of this thesis is to describe in details the key elements followed in the improvement process. Improvements included the creation of first database attempt, application of new search engine and addition of new construction documents.