Social Sciences index - longish

Thomas E. Burk teb at dendron.forestry.umn.edu
Mon Jul 27 17:23:06 EST 1992


This is a second try. Sorry if it's a repeat.


The "Social Sciences in Forestry" annotated bibliography that is
distributed by the Forestry Library, College of Natural Resources, University  
of Minnesota, is available for your inspection as a gopher server. Point your  
gopher client at

minerva.forestry.umn.edu
Port 70

You can also find it under "Other Gopher and Information Servers/North America/
University of Minnesota, College of Natural Resources" on the mother of all
gophers

gopher.micro.umn.edu
Port 70

Be sure you are using the latest client version for whatever platform you're  
on. The About file for the server says


                        FOREsocial_sciencesSTRY
		    
		    
This is a gopher server for the "Social Sciences in Forestry" annotated
bibliography distributed by the Forestry Library, College of Natural
Resources, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

The hierarchy implemented here is of the form Whole Database --> Subject
Areas (43 areas) --> Publication Issues --> Citations. You can browse
through the hierarchy or do full text searching for the database as a
whole. At present, 29 issues (March 1985 - March 1992) have been put
on-line (19894 citations). Look in "Subject Area Searches" to search by
individual subject area. Note that the subject area name and number (see
information in "About Subject Areas") are part of each citation so that
either may be included in search specifications.

Loans or xerox copies of publications indexed in Social Sciences in
Forestry are available from the Interlibrary Loan Division, St. Paul
Campus Libraries, 1984 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. USDA employees,
please use Standard Form AD-245 in submitting your requests. Others,
please submit requests on the standard interlibrary loan forms through
your nearest library.

The "gopherizing" of Social Sciences in Forestry was partially supported
by a grant from NeXT Computer through University of Minnesota Project
MinNeXT. Programming assistance on the project was provided by Dr. Marian
Eriksson and Ms. Vicki Raffle.

Please send your questions or suggestions to:

gopher at mercury.forestry.umn.edu



                       Social Sciences in Forestry is
		      
                              Copyright 1992
                   Regents of the University of Minnesota
                            All Rights Reserved
			    
			    
                           Jean Albrecht, Editor
                      Patricia Rodkewich, Contributor



In case you aren't familiar with gopher, here is (part of) its FAQ

Archive-name: gopher-faq
Last-modified: 1992/07/09

Common Questions and Answers about the Internet Gopher, a
client/server protocol for making a world wide information service,
with many implementations.  Posted to alt.gopher and news.answers
every two weeks.

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Q0:  What is Gopher?

A0:  The Internet Gopher client/server provides a distributed
     information delivery system around which a world/campus-wide
     information system (CWIS) can readily be constructed.   While
     providing a delivery vehicle for local information,  Gopher
     facilitates access to other Gopher and information servers
     throughout the world. 

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Q1:  Where can I get gopher?

A1:  via anonymous ftp to boombox.micro.umn.edu.  Look in the directory
     /pub/gopher

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Q2:  What do I need to access gopher?

A2:  You will need a gopher "client" program that runs on your local PC
     or workstation

     There are clients for the following systems.  The directory
     following the name is the location of the client on the anonymous
     ftp site boombox.micro.umn.edu (134.84.132.2) in the directory
     /pub/gopher.

      Unix Curses & Emacs   :  /pub/gopher/Unix/gopher1.02.tar.Z
      Xwindows              :  /pub/gopher/Unix/xgopher1.1a.tar.Z
      Macintosh Hypercard   :  /pub/gopher/Mac_client/
      Macintosh Application :  /pub/gopher/Mac_client/
      DOS w/Clarkson Driver :  /pub/gopher/PC_client/
      NeXTstep              :  /pub/gopher/NeXT/
      VM/CMS                :  /pub/gopher/Rice_CMS/ or /pub/gopher/Vienna_CMS/
      VMS                   :  /pub/gopher/VMS/

     There are also a number of public telnet login sites available.
     The University of Minnesota operates one on the machine
     "consultant.micro.umn.edu" (134.84.132.4) See Q3 for more
     information about this.  It is recommended that you run the client
     software instead of logging into the public telnet login sites.  A
     client uses the custom features of the local machine (mouse,
     scroll bars, etc.)  A local client is also faster.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Q3:  Where are there publicly available logins for gopher.

A3:  Here is a short list, use the site closest to you to minimize
     network lag.

     Hostname                  IP#              Login   Area
     ------------------------- ---------------  ------  -------------
     consultant.micro.umn.edu  134.84.132.4	gopher  North America
     gopher.uiuc.edu           128.174.33.160   gopher  North America
     gopher.uwp.edu	       131.210.1.4      gopher  North America
     panda.uiowa.edu           128.255.40.201	panda   North America
     info.anu.edu.au           150.203.84.20    info    Australia
     gdunix.gd.chalmers.se     129.16.221.40    gopher  Sweden

     It is recommended that you run the client software instead of
     logging into the public telnet login sites.  A client uses the
     custom features of the local machine (mouse, scroll bars, etc.)  A
     local client is also faster. 

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Q5:  Who Develops Gopher Software?

A5:  Gopher was originally developed in April 1991 by the University
     of Minnesota Microcomputer, Workstation, Networks Center to help
     our campus find answers to their computer questions.  

     It has since grown into a full-fledged World Wide Information
     System used by a large number of sites in the world.

     Many people have contributed to the project, too numerous to
     count. 

     The people behind the much of the gopher software can be reached
     via e-mail at gopher at boombox.micro.umn.edu, or via paper mail:
   
      Internet Gopher Developers
      100 Union St. SE #132
      Minneapolis, MN 55455  USA

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Q12: What is the relationship between Gopher and (WAIS, WWW, ftp)?

A12: Gopher is intimately intertwined with these two other systems.
     As shipped the Unix gopher server has the capability to: 
     
       - Search local WAIS indices.
       - Query remote WAIS servers and funnel the results to gopher
         clients.
       - Query remote ftp sites and funnel the results to gopher
         clients.
       - Be queried by WWW (World Wide Web) clients (either using
         built in gopher querying or using native http querying.


--
Thomas E. Burk
University of Minnesota
Internet: teb at dendron.forestry.umn.edu
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