What's New: November, 1993

November 28, 1993

A new Web server is running for BIBSYS, a shared library database for Norwegian Universities and other research libraries, and the National Library.

November 27, 1993

A Web server is running at the Undergraduate Computer Science Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. It includes information on Caltech, including links to servers in other departments and a number of student home pages.

November 26, 1993

The Clearinghouse for Subject-Oriented Resource Guides now has a home page.

A Web server is running at EMBnet in Europe.

The November 22 edition of GNN News is out. Also, new advertisers in the GNN Resource Directory include Lens Express Inc.

November 25, 1993

The Astronomy Department of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has expanded their Web server. They now have hyper-maps (clickable graphical maps) of some astronomical regions (such as L1641 in Orion) which give you a tour of the region, giving you access to several regions of the spectrum (X-Ray, Optical, Infrared, Radio) by simply clicking on a spectrum colorbar below the image. Other parts of the server have also been enhanced.

A new Web server is up and running at Griffith University in Australia.

A Web server is running at DELPHI, one of the 4 big LEP experiments at CERN.

November 24, 1993

Mother Jones, the national magazine of exposes and progressive politics, is now online! Currently available are all issues from 1993, including full text and cover images -- more to come.

The ACM SIGMOD Information Server offers information of interest to the database community: jobs, conferences, free software, news stories, information on how to get database research funding, and on-line database publications.

New exhibits online at NCSA: Spacetime Splashes: Catching the Wave in Einstein's Equations from NCSA's Applications group, and The Fractal Microscope from NCSA's Education group.

The University of Limerick is now back online with a Web server (administered by Liam Relihan). UL has information on The Prisoner, Ireland and the Computer Science Department at UL. There is also a questionnaire which you can fill out very quickly to give your opinions on the pages at UL.

Experimental forms-based meta-indices of network-based query servers (including Web, WAIS, and Gopher servers) are available from both NCSA and CUI. These meta-indices are probably only currently usable by Mosaic for X version 2.0.

Joel's Hierarchical Subject Index (JHSI) is a project currently under construction led by Joel Jones at UIUC. It is an attempt to collect and organize information on the Internet. The information organizing philosophy is that of a hierarchical division of knowledge. The desired organizational philosophy is that of distributed management. The goal is to provide an access path from a single point to all electronic sources available on the Internet.

November 23, 1993

International Software Systems, Inc. in Austin, TX announces a Red Dwarf Home Page. (Red Dwarf is a wacky British sci-fi comedy.)

November 22, 1993

Novell has put a major chunk of new information online: the Novell Technical Support Database, which includes about 10,000 documents written by Novell's Support Engineers which explain solutions to most any troubleshooting question they've come across. The Database includes the full line of Novell products, as well as general networking/integration solutions. Other new information includes the Novell Buyer's Guide.

A Web server is up at the Multimedia Communications Laboratory at Boston University. A brief description of current lab projects and some additional information is available online. Abstracts of all lab publications and some (nice!) movies of the lab, the park where lab staffers eat lunch, and the Charles River are also available.

There are now two interactive genetic art exhibits online at CMU: International Interactive Genetic Art and International Interactive Genetic Art II. Wow! (The exhibits are also pointed to by the CMU fun page and the CMU What's New page.)

In the "New Yet Unusual" category: H. Morrow Long's breakthrough new multimedia hit song, "So You Want to be an Internet Hypermedia Star?"

A new Web server is up at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia.

A Web server is up for the RKBA archive.

The Honolulu Community College Web server has moved to a more powerful system; the new URL is http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/.

November 21, 1993

The UC-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology's Web server continues to improve by leaps and bounds -- one amazing new feature is an interactive guest book built around a registration fill-out form. Also see the Pacific Rim Biodiversity Catalog, the Mollusc Evolution Listserver, an exhibit on white sharks of California, and an exhibit of the Paleontological Institute of Russia.

The Trincoll Journal, a weekly multimedia magazine run by students at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut, with all design, programming, contributions and artwork created by people from around the world, is now in the Web.

See the index of multimedia information sources at CUI for a comprehensive overview of multimedia on the Internet.

A new Web server is online at Clemson University.

A pioneering application of Mosaic, fill-out forms, and Internet video and audio multicasting technology is now online courtesy of Anders Klemets -- an interactive interface to prerecorded multicasted events.

A really slick International Interactive Genetic Art exhibit is now online, courtesy Michael Witbrock at CMU -- it uses fill-out forms to allow you to "vote" on images and contribute to the next iteration of the genetic art.

A redesigned version of the "Palace" of Diocletian at Split is now online in the EXPO.

An online Unix help system is up at Edinburgh University.

The Technical Communication department at Clarkson University is pleased to announce that they are piloting the University's leap into WWW. The Clarkson University home page is currently under construction; keep checking for new developments.

Spencer W. Thomas is putting together a collection of beer and brewing related stuff including a large set of images of beer labels and coasters (from the Homebrew Archive). Also on the page are pointers to a number of FAQ files. Plans include threaded searches of the homebrew mailing list archives and keyword searches of the "Cat's Meow" recipe book.

The Tech, MIT's oldest and largest newspaper, has just placed the entire text of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on its Web server. NAFTA is the latest addition to the relatively new "news bulletins" page, which contains MIT-related documents.

The mtv.com Web server continues to evolve -- see the A/V center (including the Quote of the Day), more music reviews, the MTV Network Resource Center, concert reviews and schedules, Adam Curry's favorite Web links, and more.

Wired Magazine now has a Gopher server that seems to have full text from back issues online.

The first Planet Earth Home Page has come online.

Mosaic has won an Ima -- yow! (See the Ima announcement.)

November 18, 1993

New Form Creation/Submission Documentation to help people get started with the new forms capabilities of Mosaic 2.0, and NCSA httpd 1.0a5.

November 15, 1993

A new Web server is running at Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories.

The Texas Department of Information Resources is proud to announce the Texas State Government home page. This Web document contains information on Texas state agencies, services, and information resources. A Web server will be established shortly.

N-FUSION Records, a San Fran'disco' record label, has put samples from their recent CD "The Best of San Frandisco, Volume One" on the Internet as an experiment. N-FUSION records was formed by DJ Digit and DJ EFX in conjunction with City Hall Records and serves up a wide assortment of tribal, trance and house beats for the progressive club DJ.

C&C Software Technology Center (CSTC) of NEC Systems Lab has made available a version of SOCKS, a package for running Internet clients from behind firewalls without breaching security requirements, that includes a suitably modified version of Mosaic for X 2.0. Beware: such a version is not supported by NCSA; we can't help with questions or problems arising from the modifications made by others. But, we encourage you to check it out if it's interesting to you. Questions and problem notifications can be sent to Ying-Da Lee ([email protected]).

A Web server is running at University of Washington Nuclear Physics Laboratory. It has information about the laboratory, its location, a hypertext version of the 1993 Annual Report, internal reports, descriptions of some of the experiments currently in progress, tutorials on nuclear theory, a library of software manuals, links to sources of news, and links to other sites of interest.

A banjo tablature archive is now up and running in New Zealand.

Michael Ledwidge in Australia says: "While development continues on making the World Wide Web more sophisticated, efforts should be made to put this technology to other uses -- some more relevant to the arts than to the sciences."

November 14, 1993

The new home page at UC-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology is pretty slick -- for an applied example of distributed graphical information mapping, see their Subway page.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) is running a new Web server. The server currently gives access to information from various LBL projects, such as the Conference on Computing in High Energy Physics 1994 (CHEP), the Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Project, the LBL Particle Data Group, and the ACM SIGMOD (Special Interest Group on Management of Data) Online Services. The server also gives access to online versions of the scientific articles from LBL's Research Magazine, and the articles from LBL's Computing Newsletter, among other LBL publications and documents. LBL will naturally include more information in the future; for example, they anticipate information from their Human Genome Project.

The Microwave subnode of NASA's Planetary Data System, located at MIT, is concerned with the archival and distribution of planetary radar and radiometry data. It maintains a small on-line collection of images and text describing the Magellan, Venera 15/16, and Pioneer 12 experiments to map the planet Venus.

A new Web server is running at The Computer Science Institute at Hebrew University of Jerusalem -- it's experimental and still being evolved.

The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine is now running a Web server. The Jackson Laboratory is a nonprofit research laboratory in the area of mammalian genetics. The server is maintained by the laboratory's Computing Staff.

A new server of biological interest, at the Harvard Biolabs, has been set up. This server is designed to be of particular value for scientists interested in or working on the Human Genome Project.

A Web server is running at SuperJANET, the advanced high speed academic network in the UK and the successor to JANET.

Yale University Computer Science's annual departmental brochure is now online as hypermedia. Also check out the "bandwidth expensive" index to CS people at Yale.

The DOS Internet Kit has been updated (by Dean Pentcheff at the Web server on tbone.biol.scarolina.edu) to reflect the cascade of new releases during the past week. It is a self-installing package to get Ethernet-equipped PCs connected to Internet resources. It now includes the new versions of NCSA Windows Mosaic, Trumpet Winsock (with SLIP support), and the image viewer LView (as well as NCSA Telnet and PC Gopher), along with updated configuration instructions.

November 10, 1993

A Web server is running at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This server provides information on the programs and activities of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST promotes U.S. economic growth by working with U.S. industry on advanced technologies, measurement science, and standards. Major NIST programs include the Advanced Technology Program (ATP), which helps fund the development of promising but high-risk technologies with the potential for major economic impact for U.S. industry; the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which helps small and medium-sized companies improve their efficiency and competitiveness through improved manufacturing and management techniques; the NIST research laboratories, which have pursued leading-edge research on measurement in virtually every branch of the physical sciences and engineering since 1901; and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which promotes the dissemination and use of quality management practices throughout U.S. industry.

A Web server is online with information about the National Information Infrastructure Testbed project, a consortium of industry, government and universities intended to work on National Information Infrastructures, the "next generation of computing". The Web server is located at Ellery Systems in Colorado.

A new Web server is up at the UNC Institute for Transportation Research and Education.

A Web server is running at Wake Forest University; it covers the online campus information system, the Wake Forest student newspaper, and other information.

November 9, 1993

Kevin Hughes says: OK, after a total rewrite the interactive world map at is up and running, this time a little more bug-free! Now educational, military/government, and corporate sites are color-coded, and you can find locations by clicking on the map or entering text.

November 8, 1993

A Web server is now online for Novell Online Services -- this one is really slick; it uses a bookshelf metaphor for navigation, URL redirection for clean integration of image maps, fill-out forms, etc. Fill out a form to request product information, submit a technical support query for UnixWare, and more. A related home page is available for the Novell European Support Center.

Educational Technology Services (ETS), SAS Computing in the School of Arts & Sciences at The University of Pennsylvania would like to announce the formation of a Web server. ETS supports the instructional and research computing and technology needs of the School of Arts & Sciences. Incorporated in our server is the CCAT (Center for Computer Analysis of Texts, a sub-unit of ETS) Gopher server, containing one of the largest on-line text archives in the world. Other areas under development are the digital language lab, an attempt to distribute audio/video materials traditionally delivered in a cassette language lab, digitally over the internet; and the digital slide library, an initiative to make slides for History of Art and other courses using images available on the Internet. The World Wide Web is the vehicle for these initiatives.

At the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, Dean Pentcheff has set up a Web server for (and of!) his lab, with a biologically oriented home page. If you are trying to get IBM PC users started with Internet connections, check out the DOS Internet Kit there. It's a self-installing package for Ethernet-connected PCs that includes current versions of NCSA Telnet, PC Gopher, Trumpet Winsock, Windows Mosaic, and LView (with configuration instructions and pointers to update sites).

The InterNIC is now running a Web server! Right now it points to the InterNIC's Information Services, Directory and Database Services, and Registration Services Gopher servers.

The New Zealand election results are online at CMU.

November 7, 1993

The 1993 CIA World Factbook is now online via WAIS (direct WAIS access for Mosaic 2.0).

There is a Web server running for the Explorer project -- "part of a research and development effort to establish an on time and user friendly means of delivering a full range of information resources to educators and students" -- at the University of Kansas.

November 5, 1993

A new Web server is up for ARTFL -- American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language. This server is now alive for Mosaic 2.0 access!

Kevin Hughes at Honolulu has put up a Interactive Geographical Index -- he says: "It's a world map - click on where you're from once, and a little dot will appear where you clicked. You may already see some dots where others have clicked. Below the map are the addresses of the people who clicked on the map - select any address and you'll see the location on the map (with one dot this time) where they clicked. Anyway, in time the map should be pretty full of dots and look rather cool, sort of a visual guest book!" It is, of course, strictly experimental.

A Web server has been opened at the University of Connecticut/Storrs. One section of this server is dedicated to the prehistoric archaeology of the northeastern United States (Archnet). Archaeologists and students of archaeology can access data, site/survey reports, scanned images, analytical programs, and other resources.

More content for those of us who are politics junkies: the "Brady Bill" currently being debated by the US Government (the text comes from the RKBA archive).

November 4, 1993

There is a new Web server at the SUNY/Buffalo Geography Department with lots of interesting stuff, including a resource listing of Internet-based geography information and a killer You Are Here server -- check it out!

The English Server at CMU has just recently put up a Web server (mostly acting as a front end to their Gopher server). They have a large selection of mostly humanities-related material accumulated over the last couple of years.

John Ockerbloom at CMU has collected references to a number of papal encyclicals (including John Paul's recent encyclical Veritatis Splendor), Vatican II documents, and other sources.

The European Space Information System project, located at ESRIN, Frascati, Italy in the Information Systems Division of the European Space Agency is a service to the Astronomical and Space Physics communities to provide access to data of all kinds, including images, spectra from a number of space missions. A comprehensive bibliographic reference from all the major Astronomical and Space Physics journals is also available on-line.

A new Web server is up at the Electronic Circuit Design Group (EEB) of the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

The VOGON News Service provides UK News (source BBC) each weekday. The latest edition posted to soc.culture.british by Gwyn Evans is now available through the Web.

A new Web server is up at Brunel in Great Britain: the Brunel Information Service.

The Cornell Theory Center (CTC) home pages have been reorganized and enhanced. The home page now has three "children": Theory Center Tour; User Documentation; and Affiliated Programs, Institutions, and Organizations.

The CTC Tour is a new Mosaic page. It provides an overview of the Theory Center, including information about hardware, software, visualization tools and movies, parallel programming tools, user resources, and scientific research publications.

The CTC User Documentation page is geared to existing and potential Theory Center users. It provides access to the Theory Center online information system and our anonymous ftp site.

The CTC Affiliated Programs, Institutions, and Organizations page describes numerous Theory Center Programs and related high-performance computing organizations.

November 3, 1993

ANU Bioinformatics has just upgraded to HTTP/1.0 and is accessible again to everyone using Mosaic prereleases 3-6 (although if you are using pre 3-6, you should move to pre7 immediately) and other HTTP/1.0 clients. Look for lots of new services as they exploit the capabilities of NCSA's latest server. Meanwhile, see the following recent compilations: Educational and Teaching Resources, Guide to Australia, and Hypermedia and the Internet. The list of sources for Internet browsers and client software includes live links to each of the sites.

November 2, 1993

Internet Talk Radio presents an interview with Tim Berners-Lee, father of the World Wide Web.

A gateway has been introduced for TrekMUSE, a popular MUD (multi-user dungeon, or text-based interactive virtual environment) variant.

There is a Center for Applied Parallel Processing (CAPP) at the University of Colorado; its server includes the CAPP Demos page with visualizations, movies and scenes of Boulder, and even a real-time thermometer.

The Department of Teleinformatics at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden has a Web server that has been up for some time. They are now putting some useful info in it, like information on courses given by the department, information on the research activities, etc. There are also links to their FTP and gopher servers.

November 1, 1993

"Questions are a burden" so just see the pages on the cult TV series The Prisoner, at the University of Limerick.

The Computer Science Club of the University of Waterloo is pleased to announce its new home page. Among the features is an experimental threaded Usenet interface (which may or may not work for you).

This What's New Page was originally created at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

The NCSA What's New Page is officially in the public domain. This means that you are free to do anything you wish with this listing. However, this does not imply anything about the documents which are referenced via this page or any other pages found on this server.

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