The Technology, Culture, and Communication Toolkit

Funkhouser, Terry, Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia
French, James, Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia

In recent years, the University of Virginia’s Computer Science Department, in a joint project with the Alderman Library and the Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication (TCC), have developed a digital library system for the submission of undergraduate engineering theses. This Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) system allows students to submit their final documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) over the Internet for archival storage with automatic cataloging on the Virgo database system. To take full advantage of such a system, the Division of TCC has further investigated the pedagogical ramifications of new digital library tools and electronic media on the undergraduate thesis project. The TCC Toolkit is a pilot project that attempts to enrich the undergraduate thesis project by providing an electronic environment, implemented with Perl5, CGI, HTML, and UNIX, that allows students to work collaboratively on their theses. It allows TCC professors the ability to configure and maintain a Web page to organize their TCC class sections, while it also gives students the ability to submit and retrieve documents online for peer review. This thesis details the entire development process of the TCC Toolkit, including requirements and specifications, design, implementation, and testing.

BS (Bachelor of Science)

Thesis originally deposited on 2011-12-29 in version 1.28 of Libra. This thesis was migrated to Libra2 on 2016-11-30 15:23:19.

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