AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXVI, No. 2, Fall 1994

 

HISTORICAL RESEARCH BY MODEM I: AUSTRALIAN PROJECT ESTABLISHES HISTORY OF SCIENCE SITE FOR WORLD WIDE WEB


One of the major events of 1994 is the organization of much intellectual information on the World Wide Web, accessible in an especially transparent fashion to those with the shareware MOSAIC program and an Internet connection. A new starting point is the Australian Science Archives Project's ASAPWEB - INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. ASAP has made major improvements to this site, which now provides access to two main WWW pages: (1) History of Science, Technology and Medicine, which includes links to a wide range of resources relating to the field. Categories include: General collections and archive sites; Specialist collections; Museums and exhibitions; Electronic journals; and Mailing lists and news groups. (2) History of Australian Science and Technology, which includes links to all ASAP resources, such as the History of Australian Science Newsletter and Guides to the archival collections of scientists. In addition, ASAP recently made available 115 finding aids to manuscript collections relating to Australian science held by the Basser Library of the Australian Academy of Science.

Many of ASAP's resources, including the Basser Library material, are also accessible via Gopher and anonymous FTP: Gopher to Coombsquest on coombs.anu.edu.au, under "Special Projects" on the main menu, or FTP to coombs.anu.edu.au, in the directory: /coombspapers/otherarchives/australian-sci-archives.

For further information contact:

Tim Sherratt in Canberra
Phone: (06) 257-7985
FAX: (06) 257-7986,
E-mail: Tim.Sherratt@anu.edu.au


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