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---------- Text of forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 22 Dec 92 14:17:29 CST x-From: microcomputer-news <email@example.com> Subject: ORTTA Bulletin Bd on Gopher The following announcement was forwarded to us by Dan Cummings from ORTTA. It tells about information including the NIH Guide available on Gopher. Look in: "University of Minnesota Campus Information: Department and College Information: Office of Research and Technology Transfer" ------------ Forwarded Message begins here ------------ ORTTA Bulletin Board Available Through Gopher ORTTA has established an experimental Gopher Server to supply research information, deadlines, telephone numbers, and links to other useful information systems. The Internet Gopher is a U of M developed product which provides a very flexible distributed information delivery system combining articles, searches, and seamless links to other gopher servers throughout the world. Users can review information on screen or easily copy items to their computer for other purposes. Our gopher can be found directly at gopher.ortta.umn.edu or in the Departmental Information section of the CIS gopher server (gopher.tc.umn.edu). In addition to a mirror image of the information currently available on our AIS Public Access Bulletin Board, the new Gopher server provides links to Gopher servers at NIH and NSF and a telnet link to the NSF STIS system. Over the next few months, the gopher server will become more streamlined as we link users directly to source data rather than rehashing articles. Search capabilities on our Gopher are currently unavailable but will be added shortly. (As soon as we get a UNIX box, or the search engine is ported to DOS, or some kind soul out there gives us a few cycles on their system to do indexing!!!) For more information on the Gopher system or information on accessing the campus computer network, please call the Microcomputer Help Line at 626-4276. Please email your comments and suggestions about this new service to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you know of other gopher servers or terminal-based services that are particularly useful to researchers or research administrators, please let us know so that we can include them and make a "one-stop-shop" for useful information pertaining to research on campus. One item of note: The NIH Guide currently available under GUIDES/NIH Guide is a version that we receive via e-mail and then manipulate into a more useful form. By popular demand, we have made it available in two ways: A "full text" version which is the entire guide just as we receive it, and a "reader version" which is the same guide, split into sections to facilitate on-line viewing. As you may notice, NIH is operating their own gopher server and you may ask why we don't simply point you there to read the Guide...well that would be much more efficient, but they have not yet made the Guide available through this service! Evidently there is currently a project under way at the University of Wisconsin in cooperation with NIH to provide a nicely "gopherized" version of the guide with cross referencing and the like. As soon as this comes available, we will likely point our NIH Guide item to that source. Until then, we will continue to post the Guide as you see here. ------------ Forwarded Message ends here ------------ #// MicroComputer News On E-Mail \\ Compliments of // Computer and Information Services \\ To change your address (or be deleted from the mailing list) send your request to email@example.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gleason Sackman BBS: firstname.lastname@example.org Coordinator Internet: email@example.com SENDIT - NoDak's K-12 Telcom Network Bitnet: firstname.lastname@example.org BOX 5164, NDSU Computer Center Voice: (701)237-8109 Fargo, ND 58105 Fax: (701)237-8541