BSCW generates and maintains a lot of descriptive information on its objects (folders, discussion forums, documents, users, groups etc.). Some of the items may be edited by a user who has the necessary access rights, others are automatically generated and updated by BSCW. While a few items, e.g. type and name of an object or the user name of its owner, are displayed in various contexts in the Web-based user interface, it is the info page of an object that brings together all the information that BSCW maintains about the object.
• Select Information General or click the icon to the left of an object’s type icon to display the info page of the object (see Figure 9 for an example).
The info page supplies some technical information about an object, shows tags and all attributes with values assigned, if any, and lists the current access rights, i.e. which users in what role may carry out which actions on the object. The other contents of the info page may vary depending on the object type, e.g.:
o Document under version control: The info page additionally shows the version history as a table. By clicking the version number you may download a specific version to your local system.
o Contact: The info page shows all the information describing the contact.
o User: Besides user name and email address, the info page contains all the information that was entered into the personal profile of the user like a telephone number or a photograph. Under ‘Folders in common’ you may have listed all workspaces that you currently have in common with the user shown. The user info page also contains contact details on how to reach a user via messaging services when such details were entered into the personal profile.
o Task: The info page shows requestors, contractors, status and time frame.