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User profiles in organizational environments

Claudio Teixeira (IEETA, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal)
Joaquim Sousa Pinto (IEETA, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal)
Joaquim Arnaldo Martins (IEETA, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal)

Campus-Wide Information Systems

ISSN: 1065-0741

Article publication date: 20 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this paper is to describe a project to provide an online web portal that can be used as a front‐end for all university users – students, teachers, staff – and services, library, administration, e‐learning, and e‐mail.

Design/methodology/approach

The profile model proposed is mainly inheritable, defined by profile components with transactional templates, security rules and layout templates. This approach is being tested on a campus prototype portal. The prototype is an underway project in development at our university.

Findings

This paper explains that, even though different from the overall approaches, the basic profile and the profile management system proposed are solid alternatives when addressing personalization of organization users.

Originality/value

This new approach explains how user modelling applications can be integrated into any organization without the cost of reengineering the entire information system already in place.

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Citation

Teixeira, C., Sousa Pinto, J. and Arnaldo Martins, J. (2008), "User profiles in organizational environments", Campus-Wide Information Systems, Vol. 25 No. 3, pp. 128-144. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650740810886312

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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