The Scout Report - July 21, 1995

July 21, 1995

A Service to the Internet Community Provided by the InterNIC

The Scout Report is a weekly publication offering a selection of new and newly discovered Internet resources of interest to researchers and educators, the InterNIC's primary audience. However everyone is welcome to subscribe to one of the mailing lists (plain text or HTML) or visit the Web version of the Scout Report on the InterNIC server:

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Highlights In This Week's Report:

World Wide Web

  • ARTSEDGE, the national arts and education information network. has been created by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (with support from the U.S. Department of Education.) A Web site and discussion list are available to encourage discussion about using the arts in all aspects of K-12 education. The project would like to attract artists, arts educators, and teachers of other subject areas. This is an opportunity to share information about integrating the visual and performing arts into the K-12 curriculum. It is a cross disciplinary list -- so science educators (for example) who want to use the arts to teach about science are as welcome as arts educators who want to share ideas with their peers about curriculum and issues pertaining to arts education. The discussion list will be a moderated list to keep it interesting and lively.
    send email to:
    in the body of the message type:
    subscribe k12artsed
    • The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) has announced its new web site featuring works and exhibitions from the de Young Museum (in Golden Gate Park) and the Legion of Honor (in Lincoln Park). The de Young is offering an unusual promotion to attract the Net community to visit the museum before October 15th. A free fine arts poster with a retail value of $15.00 is being promised to Web Surfers who print out the poster coupon (which can be found at the FAMSF web site), fill it out, and bring it with them when they visit the museum.
    • Nagasaki Journey is a collection of superb photos taken by Yosuke Yamahata beginning the day after the bomb was dropped. As colleague and contributor of the site Brendan Kehoe said: "This better win some awards from *someone*...if ever a positive example of the use of the Internet were to be sought, this would solve it in a heartbeat." The site is provided by the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
    • National Center for Sports Medicine Home Page
    • NRDC Online is an environmental service with the latest news from the Hill, plus information everyone needs on the state of our air, water, land and health. Initial contents include "State of Nature," a regular bulletin on environmental legislation; action guidelines; and findings on subjects ranging from children and environmental carcinogens to the pollution of U.S. coastal waters. Features in development include action alerts; consumer-oriented facts and FAQs; environmental multimedia clips; research tips; and more. NRDC Online is a service of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a national organization working in courtrooms, legislative chambers, regulatory agencies and the public arena to protect the world's natural resources.
    • "The Planets" signals the planetary whistle stops in this image-rich site as you journey from the sun to the Oort cloud. You can take side tours to visit the planets' satellites, the asteroids, and the more well-known comets. Descriptive text and links to a glossary accompany the images. The text covers the physical data for each object, the history of its discovery, and other information. The page also includes links describing the exploratory missions to the planets and future planned missions.
    • The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Network Web site offers information about SIDS research, awareness programs, how to reduce the risk of SIDS and legislative alerts.
    • US Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit is on the WWW. The Tarlton Law Library of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit are pleased to announce the availability of Fifth Circuit cases on the World Wide Web. The cases are uploaded to the Tarlton Web server daily, then automatically marked up in HTML for the WWW by means of perl scripts developed in-house. Cases are searchable by keyword within the full-text (using wwwwais software), appellant-appellee name, and docket number. The list of cases can also be browsed by time period or by docket number. RTF versions of cases that retain original formatting by the Court are available for downloading and viewing on most word processor applications. The Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals has made available their entire electronic archive of opinions which includes the full-text of cases rendered and published electronically since 1992.
      The Tarlton Web URL is:
      Fifth Circuit materials are at the URL:
    • The University of South Florida Department of Criminology provides information on available programs in addition to new initiatives in law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice and links to other criminal justice Internet sites.


    • The Academy for Educational Development (AED) Gopher holds experiential and research information on educational, social, and human development for practitioners, planners, and policy makers.
      gopher to:
    • African National Congress is the majority party in South Africa's Government of National Unity. The ANC gopher provides information about the party, its role in government and information from the Government of National Unity.
      gopher to:
      [Note: Originally reviewed as a gopher site; gopher site may no longer be available.]
    • The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago offers health and demographic statistics and raw data for Chicago and Illinois as well as an annotated index of local and national health-policy related data. We also offer information about CHAS and the U. of Chicago Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy, a bibliography of health policy research in the Chicago area, and schedules of health policy workshops and other related local events.
      [Note: Originally reviewed as a gopher site; gopher site has been replaced by web site.]
    • The GUIDE International (an IBM user group for the management of information technology) gopher server provides information on what GUIDE International offers for its members, and what activities GUIDE International is developing for its members. It also contains information about how to join GUIDE International.
      [Note: Originally reviewed as a gopher site; gopher site has been replaced by web site.]
    • Life University offers professional degrees in chiropractic, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in health related fields. Information is provided about the college, the chiropractic profession and research.
      [Note: Site title has changed since the original Scout Report review. Site formerly referred to in the Scout Report as "Life College."]
      [Note: Originally reviewed as a gopher site; gopher site has been replaced by web site.]
    • Parklawn Computer Center is a fee-for-service computer center serving agencies of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. A directory of all DHHS employees is provided and information specific to various agencies within the department will be provided.
      gopher to:
    • The purpose of the Memphis Drug Information and Drug Utilization Review Center at the University of Tennessee is to screen the new information coming through gopherspace and to interface the majority of drug and medical information which could be of benefit for practicing and research pharmacists on to one gopher server.
      gopher to:

    Electronic Mailing Lists

    • Federal Reference Librarians Discussion List: FEDREF-L The Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Internet list, FEDREF-L, the Federal Reference Librarians Discussion List. FEDREF-L is a moderated list for reference librarians in the federal government, although other subscribers are welcome to join. The list is maintained by the FLICC Reference/Public Services Working Group, whose mission is to explore the potential for increased networking and sharing among federal libraries, to exchange information about available services and collections, and to establish guidelines for sharing expertise (e.g., unique data bases, special subject guides). The list provides a forum for discussion of issues affecting the whole range of federal library public services including reference, interlibrary loan, and circulation.
      send email to:
      in the body of the message type:
      subscribe FEDREF-L
      • Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma Mailing List: Hem-Onc This is an unmoderated discussion list for patients, family, friends, researchers, and physicians to discuss clinical and non-clinical issues and advances pertinent to Hemolytic Cancers including Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma. It includes patient experiences, psycho social issues, new research, clinical trials, and discussions of current treatment practices and alternatives. The principal focus is expected to be information and reassurance for patients and loved ones and gain information which is often hard to find. This is an un-moderated list run by volunteers.
        send email to:
        in the body of the message type:
        subscribe hem-onc
        • Talknow, a dialogue between Jewish and Arab Children grades K-12, has moved from its previous location to the location listed below. Adults may subscribe to Talknow but they *must* lurk. An adult Arab-Jewish dialogue list,, is available for adult discussion of ideas relating to development of Talknow and Mideast peace issues. For more information, send the command HELP to To subscribe to Talknow:
          send email to:
          in the body of the message type:
          subscribe talknow


        • Pulver Report is a mailing list and Web Site which has been created to discuss emerging Internet technologies. Join the discussion list or visit the Web site which currently has links to well-done Web sites the publishers have chosen in the categories of audio, video, service, market, and views.

          [Note: Site title has changed since the original Scout Report review. Site formerly referred to in the Scout Report as "NetWatch."]
        • The Internet Conference Calendar includes links to expositions, courses, tutorials, and conferences which have established a Web site with information about the event. It also includes calls for papers, a what's new section, and an option to view the contents organized geographically.

        • The National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIIAC) was created by executive order at the end of 1993 by President Clinton. The thirty-seven member advisory panel was formally established and appointed in early 1994. Its diverse membership represents many of the key constituencies with a stake in the National Information Infrastructure (NII), including private industry; state and local governments; community, public interest, education, and labor groups; creators and distributors of content; privacy and security advocates; and leading experts in NII-related fields. The NIIAC server is brought to you courtesy of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

        Weekend Scouting

        • Current information concerning Jazz in France: jazz festivals, jazz TV and radio programs, jazz music awards, jazz magazines, jazz clubs and concerts throughout France. This is a fully bilingual server: all information is offered in both English and French.

        • A travel club whose purpose is to provide singles interested in exploring the world the opportunity to travel with like minded fellow singles. The trips are to unusual international destinations in small groups (20 or less) with active daytime experiences and comfortable lodgings at night.

          [Note: When last checked by the Internet Scout team, this site URL was no longer available.]
        • Tweeters is a northwest birding Web site serving Washington State + northwestern states and British Columbia. Many links provided to other birding sites on the Internet.

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        The Scout Report is a weekly publication offered by the InterNIC to the Internet community as a fast, convenient way to stay informed about network activities. Its purpose is to combine in one place selected new (and newly-discovered) Internet resources.

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            Resource Addressing Conventions

            After each resource in the Scout Report one or more network addresses are listed. Every attempt is made to use the same convention in each listing for the network address of each resource. It is assumed that users recognize the type of address and know how to use it. However, for those users unfamiliar with the Internet we provide here the order in which addresses are listed (by network tool) and instructions for accessing additional information in the InterNIC InfoGuide about each network tool. A brief explanation of one tool, WWW is included below.

            The four network tools referenced most often in the Scout Report are World Wide Web, gopher, email, and FTP. Occasionally WAIS and Telnet addresses are also listed.

            After each resource at least one address is listed, and sometimes more. This is because some resources are available using multiple network tools. The network tool addresses are always listed in the same order after each resource:

            • World Wide Web (WWW)
            • Gopher
            • FTP
            • Email
            • Telnet
            • WAIS
            A WWW address is called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) and always begins with a string of characters followed by a colon and two forward slashes. For example:


            To access the resource through the WWW you can use a WWW browser installed on your desktop computer, or a "command-line" WWW client on your local Internet host computer. Web browsers are available for all major computer platforms, including Macintosh, PC, and UNIX. Check with your local support center or your Internet Service Provider for more information about Web browsers installed on the Internet host computer or for your desktop computer.

            Copyright Susan Calcari, 1995.

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