LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research
Electronic Journal ISSN 1058-6768
1996 Volume 6 Issue 3; September
Quarterly LIBRE6N3 NEWS





NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION



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1.	THE INFORMATION SOCIETY:Opportunities, Innovations and Challenges - Asserssment and Recommendations.

Council for Research, Technology and Innovation (Germany), December 1995



http://www.kp.dir.de/BMBF/rat/feststellungen/initiative/index_e.html

(posted Australian list 14 July 1996)







2.	Library Agents(sm):

    Library Applications of Intelligent Software Agents



      For a planned review and clearinghouse, I am interested

in libraries and other information centers and services that

have applied intelligent software agents for library services.

While I am specifically interested in reference applications,

other types of library operations and services are also of

interest, including acquisitions, cataloging, or collection

development.



      While I am particularly interested in Assistant Agents and

Information Integration Agents, Coordinated Agents and Mobile

Agents are also of interest.



     For background information on Agents, users may wish to

 review the _Intelligent Software Agents_ site maintained by

Sverker Janson at URL http://www.sics.se/isl/abc/survey.html ,

or review the key works or projects I've incorporated with

Project Aristotle(sm), my clearinghouse of projects, research,

products and services devoted to 'automated categorization'

of Web resources at URL:



   http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/Aristotle.htm



    As sites and projects are identified, I will incorporate

these within a new site at:



   http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/Agents.htm



   Regards,



Gerry McKiernan

Curator, CyberStacks(sm)

Iowa State University

Ames IA 50011



gerrymck@iastate.edu

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/



         "There are No Answers, Only Solutions"



(posted:         Mon, 26 Aug 1996 10:45:08 -0500)





3.	As you might know the European Commission have just published a Green

Paper entitled:

"Living and Working in the Information Society: People First"

You can find this paper at the following url:

http://www.ispo.cec.be/infosoc/legreg/docs/peopl1st.html



You might like to read our comments and suggestions in relation to the

Green Paper published on the "connected" web pages entitled:

"People First or Technology and Economy First?"

You can find this document at the following url:

http://www.access.ch/e-news/is/peopleFirst.html



As always at "connected" we are interested to have your reactions and

comments.



All the best.   Alan.



PS If you still do not have access to the Web send us a message to

receive a copy of the comments by mail. 



-- 

e-news presents:  

* * * connected * * *

... news and views from the connected world ...

* the Information Society

* the re-connected individual

* Teleworking

* Learning

* Media

* Rights and Responsabilities

 on http://www.access.ch/e-news



Alan McCluskey           amccluskey@access.ch

phone: 41.38.63 03 44    fax: 41.38.63 03 48

New numbers from 9th November 1996

phone: 41.32.763 03 44    fax: 41.32.763 03 48



(posted: Mon, 26 Aug 1996 18:31:37 -0700)







4.	Subject:  House of Lords Report on the InfoSoc



HoL report on the Information Society

in the UKThe full report is quite a good overview of

online regulation and policy issues, so check it out if you get the

chance:



http://www.hmsoinfo.gov.uk/hmso/document/inforsoc/inforsoc.htm



 (posted: Date: Mon, 26 Aug 1996 18:31:37 -0700





5.	Subject: Hybrid Query Processor Beta Test Invitation



For anyone interested in testing text retrieval software:



The consortium is a collaboration between several software companies

prominent in text retrieval and the University of Waterloo.  You can

learn more about the background on this project and the partners by

visiting the same website listed below, or contacting the person

named at the end of this message.



          [cross posted on ASIS-L and FID listservers.]

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The Canadian Strategic Software Consortium (CSSC) is pleased to

announce that the first of its three planned Hybrid Query Processor

(HQP) Demonstration Software Pilots is now available for public

viewing.



The Pilot site can be reached by using a WWW browser (preferably

Netscape 1.1 or greater) to reach http://www.cssc.ca.  Once you are

there, choose the Beta Test Sites icon and then the UofW Pilot. 



As you are aware the CSSC project is attempting to create software

technology that will permit the extension of database management

technology to text-intensive data; produce working prototypes that

are based on these new technologies; apply the working technology to

several large-scale real-world problems; and present the research and

the technology in forums that are appropriate to the establishment of

technical standards.



Please, take our demonstration software for a test drive and tell

your colleagues about it as well.



Dave Dawson

-------------------------------------------------

David Dawson                                  E-mail: ddawson@cssc.ca

Project Manager                               Ph.#: 613-238-8197

Canadian Strategic Software Consortium        Fax#: 613-238-3770

785 Carling Avenue                            URL: http://www.cssc.ca

Ste. 900

Ottawa, Ontario

K1S 5H4



(Posting-date: Thu, 05 Sep 1996 17:41:56 +0000 (GMT)







6.	Subject:  Updates on the FID Knowledge Forum



Dear LIS-FID readers,



As a regular service to the readers of LIS-FID we shall be giving regular 

updates on what has changed on the FID Knowledge Forum and Website. We 

hope that this will be a useful service to you.



Updates in September:



*FID Store - http://fid.conicyt.cl:8000/store1.htm

 FID News Bulletin - http://fid.conicyt.cl/bulgen.htm

 International forum on Information and Documentation - 

http://fid.conicyt.cl:8000/ifidgen.htm



* FID/BFI Homepage - http://fid.conicyt.cl:8000/bfi.htm

* FID Programmes, Committees and SIGs - 

http://fid.conicyt.cl:8000/cttees1.htm

* FID/ARM Homepage: Internet Resources - 

http://fid.conicyt.cl:8000/armint.htm



ENJOY YOUR VISITS!





FID General Secretariat

(posted september 1996)



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Ben G. Goedegebuure

Executive Director

International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID)

P.O. Box 90402

2509 LK THE HAGUE

Netherlands



Tel.: +31 70 3140671

Fax.: +31 70 3140667

ben.goedegebuure@fid.nl; TEMPORARY PREFERRED E-MAIL ADDRESS:

fid@python.konbib.nl

FID WEBSITE: http://fid.conicyt.cl:8000

FID CONGRESS WEBSITE:: http://ima023.joanneum.ac.at/fid

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7. ICSU Electronic Publishing in Science - Feb. Conference



Dear Colleagues,



The Proceedings of our February Conference on Electronic

Publishing in Science are now available on the World-wide Web.



There were 150 experts invited to the February Conference,

whose support of the Recommendations gives them considerable

weight amongst the international community of scientists.

However, the opportunity now presents itself to follow up with an

on-line conference by offering the proceedings on the network

with provision for questions and comments to speakers and

chairmen of the working groups. Please make use of this

opportunity before the ICSU General Assembly meeting to discuss

the follow-up action to be initiated by ICSU, ICSU Press and

UNESCO. Your comments and suggestions will be summarized during

that meeting.



Besides the version on the ICSU Home Pages at :

http://www.lmcp.jussieu.fr/icsu/ , Dr. Ivan Klimes, Executive

Vice-President of Thomson Science and Professional has generously

provided an interactive mirror site for us using the Thomson

network. This site provides an online threaded discussion service

which allows you to browse, post or respond to previous comments

via the World Wide Web. The method of access is as follows:-



Open the URL:- http://www.thomson.com:8866/icsu/

which gives the ICSU Home Pages banner for the Thomson mirror

site. (Please note: This site has been designed for use with

Netscape 2.0 browser software which is available from the URL:-

http://home.netscape.com)



Click on the yellow arrowhead to give you the Navigation index,

then on  "Information - Meetings" to give you the Conference

title:- "ICSU Press -  UNESCO Expert Conference on Electronic

Publishing in Science".



Thence you can access the contents or, by clicking on "Post or

read a comment on a paper" (immediately under the conference

date) you will be given access to the Comment Manager discussion

service. Anything posted as a comment is in the public domain.

Therefore, if you wish to comment on the working of the system,

or report an error, please address it by e-mail to;

epd@rapidcom.co.uk instead of using the Comment Manager. Your

request will then be dealt with privately by the system manager.



Please let me know if you need assistance to interact with the

system, or ask for help from epd@rapidcom.co.uk. There is a Help

button which should resolve most problems.



The hardcopy edition of the Proceedings is now with the printer

and it is expected that bound copies will be ready for despatch

from Paris on about 10 September. Kai-Inge Hillerud, Roger

Elliott, Howard Moore and I will report on the Conference

Recommendations to the ICSU General Assembly in Washington on 27

September. We have proposals for action which we hope the

General Assembly participants will accept.



Kind regards, Yours sincerely, Dennis Shaw



(reposted: Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 15:08:05 +0800 (WST)





8.	RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS - 1997





     The Association for Library and Information Science

     Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its

     1997 Research Grant Program.  An Award of one or more

     grants totaling $2,500 can be made to support research

     broadly related to education for library and

     information science.  Please note that the Research

     Grant award cannot be used to support a doctoral

     dissertation.  Applicants for Research Grants must be

     personal members of ALISE as of deadline date October

     1, 1996.



     Proposals should be succinct and precise; no more than

     20 double-spaced, typed pages.  If necessary,

     supporting information may be included in an appendix.

     Proposals must include the following information to be

     considered in the competition:

          A.   Abstract of the project (not greater than 200

                    words).

          B.   Problem Statement and Literature Review

                    (including justification and need for the

                    research).

          C.   Project objectives.

          D.   Project description.

          E.   Research design, methodology, and analysis

                    techniques.

          F.   Detailed budget (including institutions or

                    departmental contributions if any).

          G.   Expected benefits and impact from the research.

          H.   Vita of project investigators.



     The proposals will be evaluated by the ALISE Research

     Committee and other appropriate and knowledgeable ALISE

     members as needed.  They will be judged on:

          A.   Appropriateness of the proposed project to

                    issues in library/information science education

                    in its broadest context.

          B.   Significance of the problem.

          C.   Appropriateness of the proposed method to the

                    problem.

          D.   The investigator's qualifications: how likely

                    she/he is to be successful, based on previous

                    work and/or possession of  the requisite skills.

          E.   The reasonableness of the schedule, that is, the

                    likelihood that the work will be accomplished on

                    time.



     Recipients of the Award must:

          A.   Present a preliminary report at the 1997 ALISE

                    Annual Conference.

          B.   Submit written quarterly reports to the

                    Executive Director of ALISE, who will pay  the

                    grant in periodic installments as the research

                    progresses.

          C.   Submit the results of the funded study to the

                    Association's Journal for possible publication

                    prior to submission to other publications; that

                    is, the Journal will have first option on

                    publication.

          D.   Acknowledge the support of ALISE in any

                    publicity or presentation based on the funded

                    study.

          E.   Inform the Executive Director if they receive

                    funding, in addition to that provided by  ALISE.



     Seven (7) copies of the proposal, postmarked no later

     than 1 October 1996, should be sent to:



          Dr. Robert V. Williams

          Chair, ALISE Research Committee

          College of Library and Information Science

          University of South Carolina

          Columbia, S.C. 29208.



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              RESEARCH PAPER COMPETITION - 1997



     The Association for Library and Information Science

     Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its

     1997 Research Paper competition.  This award has been

     inaugurated to further stimulate the communication of

     research at ALISE annual meetings.  Research papers

     concerning any aspect of librarianship or information

     science are eligible; particularly, this competition is

     not limited to research regarding education for

     librarianship and information studies.  Any research

     mode is acceptable.  Up to two winning papers may be

     selected; an honorarium of $500 will be awarded to the

     author(s) of each paper.  In cases of joint authorship,

     one honorarium will be awarded for the paper.

     Applicants must be personal members of ALISE as of the

     deadline date of October 1, 1996.



     Only one research paper per entrant will be considered;

     multiple entries by the same author will not be

     accepted.  The same author may submit for both the

     Research Grant Award and the Research Papers

     Competition; however, the same work cannot be submitted

     for both categories.  Research papers prepared by joint

     investigators are eligible for entry; at least one

     author must be a member of ALISE.



          A.   All research papers submitted must represent

                    completed research not previously published.

                    The manuscript may be submitted and in process

                    for publication.

          B.   Papers must not exceed 50 double-spaced pages

                    and should include an abstract of not more than

                    200 words.

          C.   Research papers completed in the pursuit of

                    master's and doctoral studies (e.g.) theses,

                    seminar papers, and dissertations) are not

                    eligible for entry.  Research utilizing data

                    gathered by a master's or doctoral student is

                    eligible unless the research report is taken

                    directly from a paper submitted for degree

                    requirements.  Papers which are spinoffs of such

                    research are eligible for entry.

          D.   Papers generated as a result of a research grant

                    or other source of funding are eligible for the

                    competition.



     The papers will be judged by the Research Committee and

     additional ALISE members in those cases where the

     research topic or methodology warrants.  All reviewing

     is "blind;" therefore, the paper should include a title

     page with author(s) name(s) followed by a title page

     without author(s) names(s) so that the first page can

     be removed prior to formal review.  Research papers

     will be judged on the following criteria:



          A.   Significance of the research problem.

          B.   Application of the appropriate research methods.

          C.   Clarity and organization of the presentation.



     The committee reserves the right to select no winning

     paper if in its judgement none of the papers is

     considered satisfactory.  The winners of the awards

     will be expected to present the papers at the 1997

     ALISE annual meeting.



     Seven (7) copies of the research papers and an abstract

     of no more than 200 words, postmarked no later than

     October 1, 1996, should be sent to:

          Dr. Robert V. Williams

          Chair, ALISE Research Committee

          College of Library and Information Science

          University of South Carolina

          Columbia, S.C. 29208





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            METHODOLOGY PAPER COMPETITION - 1997



     The Association for Library and Information Science

     Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its

     1997 Methodology Paper Competition.  This award has

     been created to stimulate the communication of research

     methodology at ALISE annual meetings.



     The competition is open to all types of methodology.

     Papers may address a methodology, related issues,

     and/or a particular technique.  This includes but is

     not limited to explaining topics in such general areas

     as sampling, grounded theory, historical methods,

     statistical methods, etc.  It is expected that papers

     will explain a particular method and will provide

     appropriate examples in the use of that method.  The

     examples can come from published studies, proposed

     studies, and work in progress.  It is preferable that

     some emphasis be given to applying the methods or

     techniques to examples in library and information

     science.



     One winning paper will be selected; an honorarium of

     $250 will be awarded to the author(s).  In cases of

     joint authorship, one honorarium will be awarded for

     the paper.  Applicants must be personal members of

     ALISE as of the deadline date of 1 October 1996.



     Only one methodology paper per entrant will be

     considered; multiple entries from the same author will

     not be accepted.  The same author may submit for other

     ALISE competitions; however, the same work cannot be

     submitted for more than one category.  Methodology

     papers prepared by joint authors are eligible for

     entry; at least one author must be a member of ALISE.



     Papers submitted to this competition can originate from

     a variety of different sources and applicants are

     encouraged to develop such papers from their research.

     Methodology papers completed in pursuit of master's and

     doctoral studies (e.g. thesis, seminar

     paper,dissertation, course work paper) are eligible, as

     are papers generated as a result of a research grant or

     other source of funding.



     Papers must not exceed 25 double-spaced pages and

     should include an abstract of not more than 200 words.



     The papers will be judged by the Research Committee and

     additional ALISE members in those cases where the

     methodology warrants.  All reviewing is "blind;"

     therefore, the paper should include a title page with

     author(s) name(s) and the name of the competition for

     which the paper is being submitted, followed by a title

     page without author(s) name(s) so that the first page

     can be removed prior to formal review.  Methodology

     papers will be judged on the following criteria:



          A.   Description of the methodology or technique.

          B.   Relevance of the methodology or technique to

                    library and information science.

          C.   Examples of actual or potential applications to

                    library and information science research or

                    studies in related fields.

          D.  Clarity and organization of the presentation.



     The committee reserves the right to select no winning

     paper if in its judgment none of the papers is

     considered satisfactory.



     The winners of the awards will be expected to present

     the papers at the 1997 ALISE annual meeting.



     Seven (7) typewritten copies of your research paper,

     including an abstract of no more than 200 words,

     postmarked no later than October 1, 1996 to the Chair,

     Methodology Paper Competition, ALISE Research

     Committee:



          Dr. Robert V. Williams

          College of Library and Information Science

          University of South Carolina

          Columbia, S.C. 29208.







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     DOCTORAL STUDENTS' DISSERTATION COMPETITION - 1997

                    ALISE DOCTORAL FORUM



     The Association for Library and Information science

     Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its

     1996 Doctoral students' Dissertation Competition.  The

     ALISE Doctoral forum provides an opportunity for the

     exchange of research ideas between doctoral students

     who have recently graduated and established researchers

     in the field of education for library and information

     science.  Up to two outstanding dissertations completed

     between January 1996 and December 1996 will be

     selected.  As an honorarium, winners will receive $400

     to defray travel expenses, plus 1997 conference

     registration and personal membership in ALISE for

     1996/97.



     Doctoral students who have recently graduated in any

     field of study or are about to finish their

     dissertations are invited to submit papers summarizing

     their dissertation research in areas dealing with

     substantive issues in library and information science.



          A.   The dissertation should be summarized in a paper

                    of no more than 25 double-spaced, typed pages.

          B.   As evidence that the dissertation has been

                    completed, either:

       1. The summary accompanied by a letter from

               the author's dissertation chairperson

               stating that the dissertation is completed

               or is expected to be completed by December

               31, 1996; or

       2. A copy of the signed title page of the

               dissertation can be submitted.



     The dissertation summaries will be judged by the

     Research Committee and additional ALISE members in

     those cases where the research topic or methodology

     warrants.  All reviewing is "blind;" therefore the

     paper should include a title page with the author's

     name followed by a title page without the author's name

     so that the first page can be removed prior to formal

     review.  Summaries will be judged according to the

     following criteria:



          A.   Significance of the research problem.

          B.   Application of the appropriate research methods.

          C.   Clarity and organization of the presentation.



     Winners of the Dissertation Competition will present

     their papers at the 1997 ALISE Annual Conference.



     Seven (7) copies of the summary, plus an abstract of no

     more than 200 words, and evidence of completion, should

     be submitted by October 1, 1996, to:



     Dr. Robert V. Williams

     Chair, ALISE Research Committee

     College of Library and Information Science

     University of South Carolina

     Columbia, S.C. 29208





9.	Subject:      Proceedings SIGIR'96 - Workshop Networked IR



Following the SIGIR'96 Conference in Zurich, a Workshop on Networked

Information Retrieval took place on August 22, 1996. The electronic

proceedings of this workshop are now available at

http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/nir96/



Below, I have included the summary by Jamie Callan.



Norbert Fuhr

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

            SIGIR-96 Workshop on Networked Information Retrieval



                              August 22, 1996



Overview



The recent and rapid growth of the Internet and corporate intranets poses

new problems for Information Retrieval. There is now a need for tools that

help people navigate the network, select which collections to search, and

fuse the results returned from searching multiple collections. These

problems are being addressed by the international IR research community, a

number of digital library projects around the world, e.g., the U.S. Digital

Libraries projects, the ERCIM Digital Libraries projects, and the German

MEDOC project. The goal of this workshop was to bring together people from

each of these areas to discuss their varying approaches to common problems.

Researchers were invited to submit position papers or extended abstracts

discussing novel approaches to the following problems:



   * Resource selection: selecting from among a set of collections or

     databases;

   * Data fusion: merging or fusing results from different collections or

     databases;

   * Archival retrieval methods for heterogeneous objects;

   * Metaknowledge;

   * Consistency;

   * Multilingual environments;

   * User interfaces; and

   * Architectures for networked information retrieval.



Twelve papers/abstracts were submitted in response to the call for

participation. The program committee selected eight of them for talks in the

workshop. Fifty one people registered to attend the workshop.



Talks



Paul Francis, of NTT Japan, gave a talk entitled "A Global, Self-Configuring

Information Discovery Infrastructure" . His talk described the Ingrid

project, in which a document publisher "announces" the availability of a

document to web servers that it knows contain similar documents. A server

receiving the announcement may choose to create links from similar documents

of its own to the new document. Over time, documents on a given subject

become linked to other documents on that subject, making it easier for

people to browse the Web.



Marc Rittberger, of University of Konstanz, Germany, gave a talk entitled

"Information Retrieval in a Regional, Distributed Information Area" . The

talk described the Electronic Mall Bodensee, which is a set of Web pages

describing shopping, tourist attractions and other commercial activities in

the Lake Konstanz area of Europe. The Electronic Mall provides searching

capabilities, but the organization and display of results is based on an

on-the-fly analysis of hypertext links in retrieved pages. The intent is to

better orient the user within this electronic shopping space.



Charles Nicolas, of the University of Maryland, USA, gave a talk about

"Resource Selection in CAFE: An Architecture for Networked Information

Retrieval" . CAFE is a large-scale information retrieval and filtering

system, intended to handle more than a terabyte of data per day, in multiple

languages. It is based on a set of processes that perform filtering and/or

retrieval, and a broker process that directs arriving queries and/or

documents to the appropriate agent. The architecture has been demonstrated

on a small-scale. It is now being scaled to large volumes of data.



Daan Velthausz, of the Telematics Research Centre, Netherlands, gave a talk

on "Multimedia Information Disclosure in a Distributed Environment" . The

talk described the ADMIRE project, which is intended to provide resource

selection in a multimedia environment. ADMIRE will handle both content-based

and attribute-based retrieval. The architecture enables a hierarchical

organization of attributes and content, which raises a number of difficult

questions about how to combine evidence for retrieval.



Norbert Fuhr, of the University of Dortmund, Germany, gave a talk about

"Optimum Database Selection in Networked IR" . The talk described a

decision-theoretic model of networked information retrieval that is based on

a probabilistic model. The model uses a location broker to direct queries to

the appropriate text database and to merge (fuse) the results returned from

different databases. It can be shown that the model minimizes search costs.

However, the model requires information that is rarely available in

practice. The research challenge is to develop an approximation that behaves

similarly with less information.



Kai Grossjohann, of the University of Dortmund, Germany, gave a talk

entitled "MeDoc Information Broker - Harnessing the Information in

Literature and Full Text Databases". The MeDoc Information Broker must

identify which text databases to search for a given query, transform and

normalize schemata, and merge results returned from each database. The

architecture includes multiple layers, for agents, clients, brokers, and

providers. A first prototype of the system supporting WAIS and Z39.50

protocols will be available the Fall of 1996.



J. Sairamesh, of ICS-Forth, Greece, gave a galk about "Architectures for QoS

Based Retrieval in Digital Libraries". The talk described Samos, a networked

European Computer Science technical report library. The project focus is on

the architectural, resource allocation, and quality of service requirements

in a large, scalable, decentralized Digital Library.



Martin Doerr, of ICS-Forth, Greece, gave a talk entitled "Authority Services

in Global Information Spaces - A Requirements Analysis and Feasability

Study". This talk argued that as the information available becomes more

heterogeneous, there is an increasing need for standard languages and access

mechanisms. Thesauri can serve that purpose initially, but the goal is to

evolve towards knowledge-bases that provide a relatively controlled, but

always growing, vocabulary for indexing and retrieval.



Discussion



The presentations were followed by a general discussion of the major

problems concerning networked information retrieval.



Future Workshops



Finally, the participants were polled on when it would be appropriate to

have another workshop on networked information retrieval. There was strong

agreement that another workshop should be held in conjunction with SIGIR-97,

in Philadelphia, PA, in the USA.



                                    ////////

Prof. Dr. Norbert Fuhr   UU NN II  DD/OO/// voice: (+49) 231/755-2045,

                         UU NN II /DD/OO//                      -2779

Lehrstuhl Informatik VI ________ //////// fax: (+49) 231/755-2405

 Universitaet Dortmund  \_\X\_\_\///////

  D-44221 Dortmund       \_\_\_\_\///// mail:

fuhr@ls6.informatik.uni-dortmund.de

       Germany            \_\_\_\_\///

                           \_\_\_\_\/ http://ls6.informatik.uni-dortmund.de



(posted: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 10:36:00 -0700)





10.	Australia:  Third draft:  "Architecture for access to government information"

prepared by the Information Management Steering Committee - Technical Group is available at

http://www.adfa.oz.au/DOD/imsc/imsctg/imsctg1a.htm



The report includes recommendations on how government information can be made visibile on the Internet in a consistent and standard way.

(posted 4 July 1996)





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