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The use of adapters to support cooperative sharing

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Publication date1994
Host publicationCSCW '94: Proceedings of the 1994 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work
Place of publicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0-89791-689-1
Original languageEnglish


This paper examines the importance of providing effective management of sharing in cooperative systems and argues for a specialised service to support the cooperative aspects of information sharing. The relationship between features of the cooperative shared object service and existing services is briefly examined. A number of management services of particular importance to CSCW systems are identified. The paper presents a technique of realising a shared object service by augmenting existing object facilities to provide management of their cooperative use. These facilities are realised through object adapters that provide additional cooperative facilities and greater control over the supporting infrastructure.