Infomotions' Musings on Information and Librarianship
This is a collection of the things I've written -- my musings. It includes pre-edited as well as formally published articles, travel logs, descriptions of software applications, and the hand-outs of workshops and presentations. Here is a randomly selected item, and it will change when you reload the page:
- World-Wide Web and Mosaic: An overview for librarians
- Description: This paper overviews the World-Wide Web (frequently abbreviated as "W3," "WWW," or the "Web") and related systems and standards. First, it introduces Web concepts and tools and describes how they fit together to form a coherent whole, including the client/server model of computing, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL), selected Web client and server programs, the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the HyperText Markup Language (HTML), selected HTML converters and editors, and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripts. Second, it discusses strategies for organizing Web information. Finally, it advocates the direct involvement of librarians in the development of Web information resources.
- Date: 1994-09-27
- Source: This article was originally published in The Public-Access Computer Systems Review 5, no. 6 (1994): 5-26.
- Subject(s): Web servers; HTML (Hypertext Markup Language); articles;
- URL: http://infomotions.com/musings/www-and-libraries/
My day job resides in an academic environment, and I believe it is my responsibility to act academically. A lot of the time, this means thinking, studying, writing, sharing, and repeating the process. The exciting thing about writing, and while it may sound corny, is it transcends both space and time. It is entirely possible for someone to write something down and have those written words to be communicated to other people on the other side of the world days, weeks, or even years later.
I believe it is important to share one's ideas freely. That is why I have never completely signed away my copyrights and retained the rights to post my articles on my own website. This collection is a manifestation of that idea. I have been practicing "green" open access publishing for more than a dozen years.
To these ends I am sharing the texts in this collection with you. Feel free to use the items in this collection as you see fit, but please don't call the works your own. Place the blame and/or credit where the blame and/or credit is due.