Although I am reminded of the first hypertext online catalog index, HyTelnet
, created by Peter Scott, and the MyLibrary interface, fostered by Eric Lease Morgan, even those guys probably tried numerous approaches until they produced something very effective.
Software programs such as HYTELNET
, described below, can provide connection information.
He wrote an application called HyTelnet
a few years back, which allowed people to access lots of library catalogs easily.
Scott, well known for his HYTELNET
and webCATS indexes of library OPACs, talked about how he came to create these resources and described some of his current projects.
Two examples of organizational solutions are HYTELNET
We have also provided a menu on the gopher for links to search tools such as VERONICA and to various other connections and gateways for further exploration, such as Hytelnet
A tip of the modem to Peter Scott, of Hytelnet
fame, for the alert on this shopping site online.
Table 1 Networked Resources and Services Currently Taught Number of Programs Resource/Service (n = 37) Electronic Mail 34 Interest Groups, LISTSERVs 35 Directories 20 Remote Login 30 Library Catalogs 36 Database Services 33 Campus-wide Information Systems 32 Bulletin Boards 29 Electronic journals 26 Freenets 24 Other 3 FTP (file transfer) 34 Internet Utilities Gopher and Veronica 31 Archie 28 Wide Area Information Servers (WAIS) 25 HYTELNET
21 World-Wide Web 15 Knowbots 9 Commercial Databases and Vendors DIALOG 33 OCLC 26 OCLC/EPIC 22 OCLC/First Search 18 BRS 8 Nexis/Lexis 6 WilsonLine 2 Infomart 2 RLIN 1 CAN/OLE 1 Data-Star 1 Infoglobe 1 Medline 1 Westlaw 1 Other Resources Compuserve 2 Prodigy 1 CD-ROM servers and products 1 News readers 1
You can search Gopherspace via a battery of tools; Veronicas, Archie, WAIS, Gopher Jewels, Hytelnet
Users can be directed to front-end programs (already presented in this discussion) such as HYTELNET
Public library uses of the Internet, development and administration of the Cleveland Free-Net, and creation of hypertext utilities such as HYTELNET
are covered in other papers.
KSU reference staff also have programmed easy access to hosts of library catalogs with Internet access via the Hytelnet
software program developed by Peter Scott at the University of Saskatchewan.