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------------------------------------------------------------------------ Information Sources: the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication ======================================================================== Compiled by John December (decemj@rpi.edu), Release 1.6, 01 Sep 92 Additions/comments welcome. This document or updates are available via anonymous ftp. Host: ftp.rpi.edu, file: pub/communications/internet-cmc ------------------------------------------------------------------------ PURPOSE: to list pointers to information describing the Internet, computer networks, and issues related to computer-mediated communication (CMC). Topics of interest include the technical, social, cognitive, and psychological aspects of CMC. AUDIENCE: this file is useful for those getting started in understanding the Internet and CMC; it compactly summarizes sources of information for those who are already exploring these issues. ASSUMPTIONS: to access many information sources listed here you must have access to and know how to use anonymous ftp, email, or USENET newsgroups. Some files are in TeX or PostScript format. NOTE: Please respect ftp and mail list privileges. (See Net Etiquette Guide, listed below.) Even though I periodically check this information, it changes quickly. If you know of any items this list which are not available, let me know, and I will delete it from this list. Please respect a site that may no longer have a document available for anonymous ftp. Also, for various reasons, you might not be able to reach some documents or services. Please be patient with and respectful of the owners/administrators of the machines on which this information is placed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contents: Section -1- THE INTERNET AND SERVICES Section -2- INFORMATION SERVICES/ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS Section -3- SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS Section -4- NEWSGROUPS Section -5- SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Section -1- THE INTERNET AND SERVICES ======================================================================== This section lists information about the Internet, services available on it, and topics related to computer networking. o INTERNET DESCRIPTIONS ANONYMOUS FTP HOST FILE OR DIRECTORY/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ New User's Questions ftp.nisc.sri.com fyi/fyi4.txt Hitchhikers Guide ftp.nisc.sri.com rfc/rfc1118.txt Gold in Networks! ftp.nisc.sri.com rfc/rfc1290.txt Zen & Art of Internet ftp.cs.widener.edu pub/zen/ Zen ASCII version csn.org pub/net/zen/ Guide Internet/Bitnet hydra.uwo.ca libsoft/guide1.txt NSF Resource Guide nnsc.nsf.net resource-guide/ NWNet Internet Guide ftphost.nwnet.net nic/nwnet/user-guide/ SURANet Internet Guide ftp.sura.net pub/nic/infoguide.*.txt NYSERNet Internet Guide nysernet.org pub/guides/Guide.*.text CERFNet Guide nic.cerf.net cerfnet/cerfnet_guide/ DDN New User Guide nic.ddn.mil netinfo/nug.doc AARNet Guide aarnet.edu.au pub/resource-guide/ Internet Monthly Report nis.nsf.net internet/newsletters/ Internet Maps ftp.merit.edu maps/ o INFO REPOSITORIES ANONYMOUS FTP HOST FILE OR DIRECTORY/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FYIs ftp.nisc.sri.com fyi/fyi-index.txt RFCs ftp.nisc.sri.com rfc/rfc-index.txt Standards nis.nsf.net documents/std/INDEX.std Network Info Center nic.ddn.mil netinfo/ Network Info ftp.nisc.sri.com netinfo/ Network Info nic.switch.ch / UUNET archive ftp.uu.net uunet-info/ Telecomm Archives lcs.mit.edu telecom-archives/ Usenet Repository pit-manager.mit.edu pub/usenet/ Library of Congress seq1.loc.gov pub/iug/index o NETWORKING ANONYMOUS FTP HOST FILE OR DIRECTORY/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Network Reading List ftp.uu.net inet/doc/ Internetworking Guides ra.msstate.edu pub/docs/ GAO Internet Security merit.edu pub/doc/gao_rpt List of FTP Sites pilot.njin.net pub/ftp-list/ NREN Information nis.nsf.net nren/ NSF Plan/Interim NREN expres.cise.nsf.gov recompete/impl.ascii Uses of Networking infolib.murdoch.edu.au pub/gde/netser/usenetworks.gde Intro TCP/IP topaz.rutgers.edu tcp-ip-docs/tcp-ip-intro.doc USENET Maps gatekeeper.dec.com pub/maps/ o SERVICES ANONYMOUS FTP HOST FILE OR DIRECTORY/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yanoff Services List csd4.csd.uwm.edu pub/inet.services.txt MaasInfo Indexes ftp.unt.edu articles/maas/maasinfo.files Smith's BigFun List 134.67.4.48 pub/bigfun Gopher boombox.micro.umn.edu pub/gopher/ Archie archie.mcgill.ca archie/doc/whatis.archie Alex infolib.murdoch.edu.au pub/soft/alex/alexintro.doc WAIS sketch/overview hydra.uwo.ca libsoft/wais.txt WAIS paper julian.uwo.ca doc/wais-paper.text WAIS information think.com wais/wais-discussion/ Email Services hydra.uwo.ca libsoft/email_services.txt Public access UNIX gvl.unisys.com pub/nixpub/long Internet access BBS wuarchive.wustl.edu pub/ WorldWideWeb info.cern.ch pub/www/doc/the_www_book.* Dialup BBS list wuarchive.wustl.edu mirrors/msdos/bbslists Network Service Guides ftp.sura.net pub/nic/network.service.guides/ List of Whois Servers sipb.mit.edu pub/whois/whois-servers.list HYTELNET access.usask.ca pub/hytelnet/pc/ o DIRECTORIES ANONYMOUS FTP HOST FILE OR DIRECTORY/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Internet Resource Dir ftp.virginia.edu public_access/*.txt Electronic Journals ftp.eff.org pub/journals/ Barron Library Catalogs ftp.unt.edu library/ St. George Lib Catalogs nic.cerf.net cerfnet/cerfnet_info/library_catalog/ Technical Reports daneel.rdt.monash.edu.au pub/techreports Interest Groups List ftp.nisc.sri.com netinfo/interest-groups Dartmouth Merged SIGL dartcms1.dartmouth.edu siglists/ Online Library Catalogs hydra.uwo.ca libsoft/guide2.txt Library Access Script sonoma.edu pub/libs.sh Electronic Conferences ksuvxa.kent.edu library/acadlist.readme o COMMUNICATION ANONYMOUS FTP HOST FILE OR DIRECTORY/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Multiple User Dialogue ftp.math.okstate.edu pub/muds/misc/mud-faq/ Internet Relay Chat(IRC) cs.bu.edu irc/support/tutorial.* Finding Email addresses hydra.uwo.ca libsoft/email_address.txt College Email addresses pit-manager.mit.edu pub/usenet/soc.college/ Pine email ftp.cac.washington.edu pine/pine.blurb o LANGUAGE/CULTURE ANONYMOUS FTP HOST FILE OR DIRECTORY/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Net Etiquette Guide ftp.sura.net pub/nic/netiquette.txt Computer Jargon pit-manager.mit.edu pub/jargon/jargon* Smileys nic.funet.fi pub/misc/funnies/smiley.txt Post-Gutenberg infolib.murdoch.edu.au pub/jnl/harnad.jnl o POPULAR TOPICS ANONYMOUS FTP HOST FILE OR DIRECTORY/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Current Weathermap GIF vmd.cso.uiuc.edu wx/sa* Whois Registration nic.ddn.mil netinfo/user-template.txt ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Section -2- INFORMATION SERVICES/ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS ======================================================================== This section lists sources of information devoted to the study of CMC and computer network technology. Below the description of the services, newsletters, and journals are tables describing online access if it is available. [see also DIRECTORIES/Electronic Journals in Section -1-] o INFORMATION SERVERS / DISCUSSION LISTS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ALMANAC. A service for multi-media document and information delivery. It offers many database functions as well. Comserve. An electronic information service for people interested in human communication studies. FTP MAIL get files at anonymous ftp sites via email HCIBIB. A mail-based retrieval system interface to a database related to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). LISTSERV. A mailing-list server for group communication. LISTSERVE lists of interest of interest include: CNI-DIRECTORIES Coalition for Networked Information Directories. RFCs (Request For Comments). Documents about various issues for discussion, covering a broad range of networking issues. NETTRAIN is a discussion list about training/support of others in using the resources available on Bitnet and Internet. CERFnet Network Information Services (NIS) announcements: a mailing list of network information annoucements. o ELECTRONIC JOURNALS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Current Cites. A journal which provides citations and brief annotations for articles from 30 journals in networks and information and computer technology. Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication (EJC/REC). Covers communication theory, research, practice, and policy. EJournal. Concerned with implications of electronic networks and texts. Netweaver. The Newsletter of the Electronic Networking Association. o NEWSLETTERS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Chaos Corner Dr. Chao's random and interesting things about computers, networks, and other things ConneXions Newsletter on information on networking Inquire: ole@csli.stanford.edu Internet Review. An "irregular and on-line journal of new and internesting stuff on the net." Internet World a newsletter from Meckler Associates Inquire: meckler@tigger.jvnc.net Linkletter. The Merit Network's newsletter. Matrix News (paper newsletter, but partially online) Covers crossnetwork issues. Some back articles, editorials, and indices online. Inquire: tic@tic.com NETNEWS newsletter for network resources The Public-Access Computer Systems Review (PACSR) o JOURNAL/SERVICE Access with email to Body of letter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~(Name = your full name)~ ALMANAC almanac@oes.orst.edu send guide Comserve comserve@vm.ecs.rpi.edu Send Comserve Helpfile Comserve CMC list comserve@vm.ecs.rpi.edu Sub CMC Name Comserve CMC notes comserve@vm.ecs.rpi.edu Send CMC Notebook EJC/REC comserve@vm.ecs.rpi.edu Directory EJCREC EJournal listserv@albany.bitnet Sub EJRNL Name HCIBIB hcibib@rumpus.colorado.edu query: Netweaver comserve@vm.ecs.rpi.edu Send Netweave Winter91 RFCs rfc-info@isi.edu help: ways_to_get_rfcs LISTSERV listserv@uacsc2.albany.edu send listserv memo CNI-DIRECTORIES listserv@cni.org Subscribe CNI-DIRECTORIES Name NETTRAIN listserv@ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu Subscribe nettrain Name FTP MAIL ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com help PACSR listserv@uhupvm1.uh.edu Subscribe PACS-P Name CERFnet NIS nis-request@cerf.net Subscribe me to the NIS List. o JOURNAL/SERVICE/DOC ANONYMOUS FTP HOST FILE OR DIRECTORY/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Chaos Corner puffin.cit.cornell.edu cc*.txt Current Cites a.cni.org current.cites/ Discussion of Comp Conf ftp.nisc.sri.com rfc/rfc1324.txt Linkletter ftp.merit.edu newsletters/linkletter/ Matrix News (parts) quake.think.com pub/mids/matrix_news/ NETNEWS hydra.uwo.ca libsoft/netnews*.txt ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Section -3- SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS ======================================================================== This section lists societies and organizations which are concerned with issues of electronic information and communication. Below the description of each organization is a table describing online access to more information if it is available. Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR): alliance of computer professionals who discuss the impact of computer technology on society. (Contact: cpsr@csli.stanford.edu). Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): public interest organization to educate public about computer and communication technologies. The Internet Society (ISOC): supports the development of the Internet and promotes education and applications. Electronic Networking Association (ENA): "...to promote electronic networking in ways that enrich individuals, enhance organizations, and build global communities." [see Netweaver newsletter in Section -2-] o INFO FOR ANONYMOUS FTP HOST FILE OR DIRECTORY/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EFF ftp.eff.org pub/EFF ISOC nnsc.nsf.net internet-society/ o INFO FOR Access with email to Body of letter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~(Name = your full name)~ CPSR listserv@gwuvm.gwu.edu SUBSCRIBE cpsr Name ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Section -4- NEWSGROUPS ======================================================================== Newsgroups are sometimes a rich source of information about the Internet, networks, and CMC issues. This section lists newsgroups in which topics related to networks, the Internet, or CMC are discussed. (FAQ) = periodic posting of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) & answers. o INTEREST AREA NEWSGROUP(S) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beginners news.announce.newusers FAQs news.answers Internet alt.internet.services, alt.best.of.internet Usenet alt.culture.usenet, alt.uu.future, news.lists Internet BBS alt.bbs.internet (FAQ) Email comp.mail.misc (FAQ) WAIS comp.infosystems.wais Gopher alt.gopher Network Info Sources comp.archives, comp.internet.library, news.lists, comp.protocols.tcp-ip Newsgroups news.groups, news.announce.newgroups Information Systems comp.infosystems ISDN comp.dcom.isdn Technical Reports comp.doc.techreports Computer BBS comp.bbs.misc Telecomm comp.dcom.telecom, clari.nb.telecom Computer Underground alt.society.cu-digest MUDS rec.games.mud.announce (FAQ) IRC alt.irc PostScript Net Maps news.lists.ps-maps Hackers alt.hackers ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Section -5- SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ======================================================================== This section lists useful information sources. o ONLINE BIBLIOGRAPHIES ANONYMOUS FTP HOST FILE OR DIRECTORY/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Computer Communication infolib.murdoch.edu.au pub/bib/parker.bib Networked Info Bib infolib.murdoch.edu.au pub/bib/stanton.bib WAIS Bibliography infolib.murdoch.edu.au pub/bib/lincoln.bib Electronic Serials infolib.murdoch.edu.au pub/bib/bailey.bib FYI Bibliography ftp.nisc.sri.com fyi/fyi3.txt o NETWORKS/CMC JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Scientific American, volume 265, number 3, September 1991. Issue on computer networks. Journal of Communication, volume 39, number 3, Summer 1989. Issue on computer communication affecting social power distribution. Communication Yearbook, volume 12, 1989, chapter 8, "Issues and Concepts in Research on Computer-Mediated Communication Systems." o TECHNICAL JOURNALS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Computer Communication Review (ACM SIGCOMM), Communications of the ACM, IEEE transactions on communication technology, IEEE Spectrum, Electronics and communication engineering journal, ONLINE, Information Today, LinkUp, MIS Quarterly, Information World Review Telecommunications, Telecommunications Products and Technology, Global Networks o HUMAN COMMUNICATION JOURNALS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Communication Quarterly, Communication Research, Communication Yearbook, Computers and Human Behavior, Human Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Technical Communication, World Communication o BOOKS: a selected listing of particularly useful books. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ --BIBLIOGRAPHIES: Romiszowski, A. J. Computer-mediated communication: a selected bibliography. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Educational Technology Publications, 1992. --COMPUTER NETWORKS: Adams, Rick and Frey, Donnalyn: !%@:: A Directory of Mail Addressing and Networks, 2nd Ed. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1990. Kehoe, Brendan P. Zen and the Art of the Internet: A Beginner's Guide. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1992. Kessler, Gary C. ISDN: concepts, facilities, and services. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990. LaQuey, Tracy L., ed. The User's Directory of Computer Networks. Bedford, MA: Digital Press, 1990. Motorola Codex. The Basics Book of Information Networking. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992. Quarterman, John S. The Matrix: Computer Networks and Conferencing Systems Worldwide. Bedford, MA: Digital Press, 1990. --COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION: Chesebro, James W. and Donald G. Bonsall. Computer-mediated communication: human relationships in a computerized world. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1989. Dunlop, Charles and Rob Kling, eds. Computerization and Controversy: Value Conflicts and Social Choices. Academic Press, 1991. Hiltz, Starr Roxanne and Murray Turoff. The Networked Nation: Human Communication via Computer. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1978. Sproull, Lee and Sara Kiesler. Connections: New Ways of Working in the Networked Organization. MIT Press, 1991. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This document is Copyright 1992 by John December (decemj@rpi.edu). Permission to use, copy, or distribute this document for non-commercial, educational purposes is hereby granted, provided that this copyright and permission notice appear in all copies. I make no representations about the suitability, stability, or accuracy of this document for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without expressed or implied warranty. ------------------------------------------------------------------------

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