Scout Report Update: August 12, 1994

Dear scout-report subscribers,

The Info Scout is on vacation, travelling in the real world rather than the virtual world. Therefore there will be no Scout Report for the week ending August 12. The Report will return next week.

We will use this opportunity to give you a brief update on the Scout Report:

  • A warm welcome to the 2,000 new subscribers who have joined us since the Scout Report was mentioned in the Chronicle of Higher Education and EDUPAGE. The majority of these new subscribers are from the research and education community, our primary audience.
  • The Scout Report distribution list has almost 8,000 entries, and a number of entries are local mail exploders which distribute the report further. The report is also distributed to over 4,000 additional addresses via the net-happenings mailing list each week. It is read on the InterNIC InfoGuide via gopher and WWW by thousands more Internauts, and is posted on at least 89 other Web servers around the world by sites who receive the HTML version via the scout-report-html mailing list.
  • 15 issues of the Scout Reprt have been issued since the first Report on May 2, 1994. All previously released Scout Reports are archived on the InterNIC Information Services InfoGuide and can be accessed via the methods outlined below. Due to the nature of the Internet we cannot gaurantee that all WWW and gopher links in each report are still functional, however the information is offered for browsing and historical purposes.
Please feel free to distribute news of the Scout Report to your friends and collegues who may find it of interest.

See you next week, and in the meantime -- happy cruising!

Best Regards,

Susan Calcari
Info Scout
InterNIC Information Services

About the Scout Report

The Scout Report is a weekly publication offered by InterNIC Information Services to the Internet community as a fast, convenient way to stay informed about network activities. Its purpose is to combine in one place the highlights of new (and newly-discovered) online resources and other announcements seen on the Internet during the preceding week.

A wide range of topics are included in the Report with an emphasis on resources thought to be of interest to the InterNIC's primary audience, the research and education community. Each resource has been verified for substantial content and accessibility within a day of the release of the Report.

The Scout Report is provided in multiple formats -- electronic mail, gopher, World Wide Web, and now HTML. The gopher and World Wide Web versions of the Report include links to all listed resources. The Report is released every weekend.

NOTE: In addition to the ascii version, the Scout Report is distributed in HTML format via a separate mailing list. This allows sites to easily add the Scout Report to their local WorldWideWeb servers each week, providing fast access for local users. Subscription information for the scout-report-html mailing list is included below. Note that permission statements appear on both versions of the Scout Report, and we ask that these be included in any re-posting or re-distributing of the report. Thank you.
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Scout Report Access Methods

** To receive the electronic mail version of the Scout Report each Friday, join the scout-report mailing list which is used only to distribute the Scout Report once a week. Send mail to:
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** To receive the Scout Report in HTML format for local posting, subscribe to the scout-report-html mailing list, used exclusively to distribute the Scout Report in HTML format once a week. Send mail to:
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** To access the hypertext version of the Report, point your WWW client to:
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select: Information Services/Scout Report.
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