Jervis, M.G. & Massodian, M. (2010). SOPHYA: a system for digital management of ordered physical document collections. In Proceedings of the fourth International Conference on Tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction, Cambridge, MA, USA, January 25-27 2010 (pp. 33-40). New York, USA: ACM.
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In recent years several systems have been developed to integrate the management of physical and digital documents and artefacts. These systems, which often rely on technologies such as RFID, generally detect the location of a digitally tagged item within a collection, with varying degrees of location sensitivity, ranging from a room to a smaller container such as a filing cabinet or briefcase. Despite their obvious value, such systems are not capable of detecting the precise location and ordering of individual items within the managed collection of items. In this paper we present the second generation of our earlier prototype system, called SOPHYA, which utilises a wired technology to allow management and retrieval of documents and artefacts within ordered collections.