ShareFast is a client/server web application for managing files and URLs using RDF metadata on Jena framework. Knowledge management" has become a crucial subject and, obviously, sharing information and knowledge in organizations has never been any more important.
We found two concepts answering the question of "how should knowledge sharing be, particularly, in design processes of manufacturing?" through discussions with several makers: "Forming and sharing design process" and "Sharing documents and data in design process".
To implement these concepts, we suggest a method of describing processes as workflow using ShareFast system and managing documents by relating them to the workflow. Workflow in ShareFast is intended to help people in organizations understand the operation processes and flexible for changes of the processes. This method is useful not only in manufacturing but also in the domains of education and office work and so on other than manufacturing.
ShareFast is a client/server web application for managing files and data using RDF metadata on Jena framework as Semantic Web in organizations. Server software is to manage document while client software is to edit /browse workflow and search/browse documents. ShareFast also provides full-text search by ApacheLucena and blog-like discussion space, which is needed in general document management software or groupware.
Users can draw workflow by selecting item from toolbar and locate it in field. Node property can be edited.
Workflow, selected in hierarchy, is displayed in right pane. Users know the process by it, and get the related documents by clicking each task in it.
What's New in 1.1.2 Stable Release:
· client/SFC/ShareFastClient/Node/EditNodeDialog.cs: old server support
· WEB-INF/src/org/sharefast/core/FileAccessServlet.java: improve performance for reading files
· WEB-INF/src/org/sharefast/core/SFIndexer.java: add filename to search field