B.P. Manage, G.N. Wikramanayake
The Internet is changing the way that people communicate which each other and the way they obtain their necessary information. Currently there is so much information available on the Internet and people tend to depend on it to locate the necessary information. Information providers for the web must ensure that they provide the necessary information for its users in a style that will help them to locate the information easily. This applies to the web sites on Sri Lankan Universities where the limited information available on them is not consistent among the different departments, faculties and universities. This paper describes the design and implementation of an integrated Sri Lankan University information system that is accessed and maintained through the Internet.
A university information system of this nature will not only provide easy maintenance of such sites, but also provide useful integrated information. This will allow people to find out suitable universities to follow a particular course, to identify resource persons available in a particular field of study and to determine the job opportunities.
The information of this system is maintained using an Oracle database. The users access the integrated data through a Java-enable web browser. The coding for each sub task is done using Java applets. The database is connected to the web browser using an Oracle JDBC Thin driver. Oracle PL/SQL is used to retrieve the data from the database. As universities are geographically distributed through out the country, remote database updating facilities are provided to authorised university personnel over the Internet.
In Conference, Exhibition and Business Directory of 1st International Information Technology Conference, Infotel Lanka Society Colombo, Sri Lanka, Oct 7-8, 1998, pp. 43.