Figure 7. Context with propositions Assignment Information object Warrant Actor Domain Result Functionality Technology Because of all the steps; parking, preparing the financial transaction, filling the tank and paying and getting a receipt, one could say this is a process. The other actors, the supplier, the oil company and the bank were not present in person, but they communicated through the ticket machine, the pump, and the display of the pump. The system of the gas station included the functionality to perform a financial transaction, to supply the necessary process information and of course the fuel. Display and receipt are examples of information objects. The pump and the ticket machine where both part of technology. Not visible, but certainly present was the technology of sending and receiving messages between the pump, the ticket machine and the systems of the supplier and the bank. As a client, I believed the whole transaction was trustworthy. rienk jonker a perfect match? connecting partners in the labyrinth of information The information objects Document This part describes in what way information is recorded, structured and (sometimes) fixated. As a matter of fact, the word document can be used as a synonym for the concept information object. According to InterPares, a document is an indivisible unit of information constituted by a message affixed to a medium (recorded) in a stable syntactic manner. A document has a fixed form and stable content (Duranti Preston, 2008). A document can be classified on the level of document types defined by its use or function e.g. evidential, informational, transactional. A user experiences a document in the manner that this document is presented. It is a simple and unobtrusive object for the user. He sees it on his screen, he takes it out of the printer and holds the paper in his hands. What the user will probably not realise is that each document, both paper and digital, exists as an object of different ways of materialisation, techniques and dimensions or layers. For the user, a text and/or image in a document and the data carrier seem to be an inseparable unit, but they are not. What he does not realise is that a display on a fuel pump (or other devices) is in a broad sense also an information object i.e. document. In a sense he must be aware that information and carrier are detached. Knowing this he can focus on what is important: the information. The carriers are just the means to convey the messages. A paper document can be copied to a digital image (scan), which still appears to be the same on the screen but is of a completely different order technically. For the user the text remains the same. The digitised text can be found via text recognition (OCR) and made digital as text and therefore usable for different operations. For example, by copying the recognised text to other documents. This is possible because in fact, each document is composed of five characteristic elements. These elements are, (1) content, (2) structure, (3) context, (4) behaviour and (5) technology. These five main elements are meant to hold information and convey a message. The intention of a message always depends on the context that is used within the object and the typology of the document. This typology itself is determined by the archives in liquid times for performed by performed in part of delivers creates to process recorded in recorded in delivers exists by using 82 Element Meaning 1) Content The message/information to be conveyed by the object. 2) Structure The form of the message/information. 3) Context The setting in which the object has a function and which is implicitly and or explicitly present in the information object only. This context is therefore the result of the content and structure, and partly also the behaviour and technique. 4) Behaviour Functionalities that must be executed to convey the message/information. 5) Technology The tools needed to sustain the functionality and the information object and also to maintain and preserve the object. It consists of three main layers. Table 2. Information object - Elements 83

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