- Many others contributed to the CUINFO effort; one
other key developer was Paul Adams.
- Back issues of Uncle Ezra are archived on the current
Gopher-based implementation of CUINFO at Cornell
gopher1.cit.cornell.edu, port 70).
- "SPIRES" stands for "Stanford Public Information Retrieval System."
Developed at Stanford University, SPIRES was a popular database tool
for IBM mainframes, and was used in some ways as a sort of CWIS at
- Cynet was the brainchild of David Boylan (then
Dean of Engineering at Iowa State) and was designed and implemented
by Mike Berard, George Covert, and John Hauck.
- One of the developers of the Lehigh system, Timothy
J. Foley, supplied information for this summary, and wrote his dissertation on
the subject of CWIS development.
- Implementers of the Virginia Tech system included
Bruce B. Harper and Wayland Winstead.
- The designer and chief evangelist for PNN was
Howard Strauss; he has also been a spokesperson for the CWIS concept
outside the Princeton community. The main PNN developer was Tom True.
- And of course the mainframe can speak the newer
protocols, as is proven by clients and servers for Gopher on MVS and
- Besides developing the TechInfo software, MIT has
implemented a very complete CWIS, which serves as a good example for other
CWIS administrators, whether or not the software is of interest.
- Infocal was developed by John A. Kunze.
- As of this writing, NCSU is delivering information
via Gopher and the World-Wide Web as well, and may move to those platforms
as a replacement for their VTX-based system.
- An accountants' rule comes to mind here: it is a
good idea not to spend more resources reporting on CWIS utilization than
the information is worth. A weekly or monthly summary of usage will
suffice in most cases.
- GuestBook software was written by Dennis Boone
of Michigan State University
- Gophertree was written by Dennis Boone. It is
available on the FTP archive at
- This index tool was also written by Dennis Boone.
- It is ironic to use a print brochure to promote an
online system, but this can be an effective approach.
Deliver can be located at anonymous
FTP sites through Archie.
- This graphics was provided courtesy of Joel Cooper,
an assitant director of the Office of University Compting at Notre Dame.
- VT100 clients such as Lynx may allow visually
impaired users to navigate through complex Web documents using similar
strategies. This is an area that merits further study. Where the
sighted user can skim large amounts of text annotations relatively
quickly, the talker technology may need enhancements to assist in
intelligent skimming of hypertext documents.