Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications (2 Volumes)

Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications (2 Volumes)

Arthur Tatnall (Victoria University, Australia)
Release Date: April, 2007|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 1308
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2
ISBN13: 9781591409892|ISBN10: 1591409896|EISBN13: 9781591409908
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Description & Coverage

The Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications offers complete coverage of the nature, characteristics, advantages, limitations, design, and evolution of Web portals. Other topics include semantic portals, philosophical portal issues, and personal portals. This authoritative encyclopedia encompasses the economics of setting up and using personal portals, knowledge management, strategic planning, user acceptance, security and the law.

State-of-the-art portal technology and applications are also described in the Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications. This comprehensive reference source contains more than 200 articles from academics, experts, and practitioners from around the world. It covers technical characteristics of portals and portal applications in a wide range of areas from business to science and will appeal to a wide range of readers.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Automotive industry portals
  • Community portals
  • Educational portals
  • Enterprise information portals
  • Governments and the public sector portals
  • Human resources portals
  • Medical, health, and bioinformatics portals
  • Mobile portals
  • Organizational and management portals
  • Personal portals
  • Portal quality
  • Shopping portals
  • Wine industry portals
Reviews and Testimonials

This publication has been indexed in the DBLP Computer Science Bibliography.


"The range of topics provides something of interest to almost everyone, from portals of the mind, to the monitoring of nuclear power plants."

– Arthur Tatnall, Victoria University, Australia

Although the definition of Web portal is somewhat indeterminate owing to the rapid evolution of technology, Tatnall suggests that a portal can be seen as a means of providing a gateway not just to useful sites on the Web, but to all network-accessible resources. In this two-volume encyclopedia, he presents some 200 articles on portal technology.

– Book News Inc., August 2007

"This two-volume resource offers over 200 articles written by experts worldwide. The articles are excellent and deserve a wide audience. Purchase of the print version includes access to the online version for the life of the edition."

– CHOICE, Vol. 45, No. 05 (2008)

"The Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications is a one-of-a-kind compilation of up-to-date research articles related to portal technology around the world."

– American Reference Books Annual, Vol. 39

– Featured Title on University & College Library News, 2014
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Arthur Tatnall is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. In his PhD he used actor-network theory to investigate adoption of Visual Basic in the curriculum of an Australian university. Arthur’s research interests include technological innovation, history of technology, project management, information systems curriculum, information technology in educational management and electronic business. Much of his research is based on the use of actor-network theory. Arthur is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and active in the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) as Chair of IFIP WG9.7 – History of Computing, Chair of IFIP WG3.4 – ICT in Professional and Vocational Education and a member of IFIP WG3.7 – Information Technology in Educational Management. He has published widely in journals, books, book chapters and conference proceedings and recently edited the Encyclopaedia of Portal Technology and Applications, and Web Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications for IGI Global. Arthur is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Education and Information Technologies and Editor of the Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics.
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  • Dr. Stephen Burgess, Victoria University, Australia
  • Dr. Mohini Singh, RMIT University, Australia
  • Mr. Bill Davey, RMIT University, Australia