The World-Wide Web provides a wonderful opportunity to make old databases
widely available at low cost. While some sacrifices of functionality
are inevitable, the potential to reach a world-wide audience through
a standard interface far outweigh the drawbacks. This talk discusses
how to make old data- and imagebases available over the Web. Specific
topics addressed include
overcoming limitations of the Web for access to complex and large
planning the user interface.
rapid development and deployment techniques.
Examples will be taken from the authors' work on Janus (the Web interface
to the Census of Antique Art & Architecture Known to the Renaissance)
and from other work in progress.