What's New with SLAC's WWW Pages

SLAC 6 Jul 1995

Some Highlights during May and June, 1995, by Joan Winters

New Pages in Production

" Information on Take Our Daughters to Work Day at SLAC" (.../TODTW.html)
by Kathryn Henniss and Evelyn Eldridge-Diaz
" Life at SLAC: A User's Handbook" (.../lifeslac.html)
by the SLAC Technical Publications Department
" Next Linear Collider" (.../nlc.html)
by Tony Johnson
" PEP-II Asymmetric B Factory" (.../pepii/home.html)
by Andrea Chan and Kathryn Henniss
" Revised WWW URL and File Naming Scheme" (.../url.html)
by Joan Winters
" Services of the SCS Computer Support Center" (.../scsc/service.frame.html)
by Ilse Vinson and the SCSC Staff
" SLAC Administrative Services Handbook" (.../handbook.html)
by the SLAC Business Services Division and Kathryn Henniss
" SLAC Environment, Safety, and Health Manual" (.../eshmanual.html)
by the ES&H Division and Kathryn Henniss
" WWW Style Committee Report" (.../wwwstyle/report.html)
by the WWW Style Committee, PA Moore, Chair
" XXIII SLAC Summer Institute on Particle Physics" (.../1995/ssi.html)
by Lilian DePorcel and Laurie Gennari

Updated Production Pages

" SLAC Home Page" (/slac.html)
by Joan Winters
Add a "Community Information" subsection and rename the "News" one to "News and Periodicals." Add direct links to several of the new pages and update others, especially regarding the migration of WWW services from CERN to the collaboration between INRIA and MIT. Add and delete two SLAC hot topics. Delete the link to PPAR '95 info and several to the page asking for more page contributions. This should not discourage anyone from contributing, but it simplifies the SLAC Home Page a bit.
" Introduction to Computing at SLAC" (/slacwide.html)
by Joan Winters and Ilse Vinson
Add a link to the SCSC Services document and to a globally accessible copy of the SLAC Computer Account Form. Delete the item on how to order SCSI disk drives.
" SLAC Hot Topics, Now and Then" (/hottopic.html)
by Joan Winters
Add the "Reshaping Graduate Education" (the COSEPUP Report) and "National Electronic Open Meeting" items.
" SLAC WWW Resources" (/resource.html)
by Joan Winters
Reorganize the "Page Authoring Aids" section into "Guidelines, Conventions, and Standards," "Tools," and "Change Management" subsections. Add items for the new Revised URL and WWW Style documents and to the server statistics page.

Changes during April, 1995, by Joan Winters

Here're some non-exhaustive highlights.

New Pages

" Beam Line" (.../beamline.html)
by Rene Donaldson
" ELDREQ database Searcher" (.../eldreq.html)
by George Crane
" PEP-II/BABAR Database Information" (.../pepii/db.html)
by George Crane
"Take Our Daughters to Work Day" (/archive/.../TODTW.html)
by Evelyn Eldridge-Diaz
"The Interaction Point" (.../tip.html)
by Evelyn Eldridge-Diaz
"WWW Style Committee Report: Draft" (.../draftreport.html)
by the WWW Style Committee, PA Moore, Chair

Updated Pages

"SLAC Home Page" (/slac.html)
by Joan Winters
Add menu bars and "top of page" link. Note that the SLAC Institutional Link near the top of many pages has moved into the righthand link in the top menu bar. Update the Hot Topic and Disclaimer links. Add the start of a "SLAC Divisions" section and reorganize the "Useful Information Elsewhere" section. Add direct links to several of the new pages and update others.
"SLAC Disclaimers, Copyright, and Other Fine Print" (/slac/disclaimer.html)
by Rachel Howard, et al.
Update the title and "Notice" text and change owner to Rachel Howard.
"SLAC WWW Resources" (.../resource.html)
by Joan Winters
Add the WWW Privacy Proposal item. Update the WWW-Style item with the Draft Report and also, the WWW-Tech item.

Changes during March, 1995, Plus by Joan Winters

We're trying another "What's New" strategy for SLAC's Web. Here're some highlights of changes to SLAC's Web pages in the past month or so. The list is non-exhaustive.

New Pages

"Partial List of HEP-Related Institutions with WWW Servers" (instlink.html)
by Hrvoje Galic
"SLAC Employment Opportunities" (.../emp-opp.html)
by Diana Gregory
"SLAC Environment, Safety, & Health Division" (.../esh.html)
by Judith Nowag
"SLAC Experiment E144 Home Page" (.../e144.html)
by Eric Prebys
"SLAC Phone Directory: Search Form" (.../phone-dir/search.html)
by Evelyn Aviles-Hernandez and Diana Gregory
"SWUG: SLAC WWW User's Group" (.../SWUG.html)
by Laurie Gennari
"Technical Publications" (.../techpubs/home.html)
by Kathryn Henniss
"WWW-Tech Meeting Notes" (.../wwwtech/doc/notes/)
by Les Cottrell and Patrick Clancey

Updated Pages

"SLAC Home Page" (/slac.html)
by Joan Winters
Update the "Phone Books" and "Network Organizations" subsections and the paragraph on outside WWW support. Add the link to The Virtual Review and most of the new pages listed above. Add the link to the list of 1994-95 Personnel Performance Evaluation Forms (PPARs). Alphabetize more subsections.
"Computing Vendors Online" (.../vendor.html)
by Joan Winters and Les Cottrell
Add Adobe, Alantec, and Cabletron links. Update various links including IBM, Prentice Hall, SOFTBANK, and the Commercial Sites Index.
"SLAC WWW Resources (.../resource.html)
by Joan Winters
Add SWUG item and update "Page Authoring Aids" section.
"SLAC WWW Server Statistics" (.../stats/overview.html)
by Tony Johnson and Patrick Clancey
Summarize current logs using enhanced tools.

Changes from 26 Jan 1994 to 20 Apr 1994 by Joan Winters

Following is a non-exhaustive summary of changes made to SLAC's WorldWideWeb pages since the January 25, 1994 installation. For information more from a systems perspective, see Major Changes.

I have simplified the summary since the previous installation, in the interests of more maintainability. Please let me know how it works.

New Pages

"Introduction to Local Area Resources" (locres.html)
"Introduction to PCs at SLAC" (pc.html) with Cathie Dager
"SLAC Theory" (theo.html) with
"Research Interests" (int94.html) and
"SLAC Theory Group Members" (theomem.html) by Sharon Jensen
"Vendors Online" (vendors.html)

Updated Pages

"WorldWideWeb SLAC Home Page" (slac.html):
Includes a significant reorganization of the page with a new, red version of the SLAC logo (from Terry Anderson) used here and elsewhere and with new sections for Theory and Professional Societies. Long lists within a topic were broken up into sublists in the sections on General Computing and Other Organizations (note links to the new Local Resources and Vendors pages). Terminology was made more consistent and a footnote added for those items that are only readable by SLAC users. Some information was moved.

In addition, links were added to Seminars ("let me search") by H. Galic, to Support (to SLAC's newly summarized WWW server usage data from Tony Johnson), and variously (to LLNL, DOE, NERSC, USGS, and more federal agencies). APS What's New moved from SLAC to the APS server, and a CREN link replaced the increasingly out-of-date link to VM's HELP INFO BITNET. A number of links moved to WWW servers (experiments DELPHI, L3, ZEUS, and D0; LBL, ESnet white pages, Stanford, and Stanford Hospital). There were also a number of internal changes to URL.

"Computing Futures at SLAC" (futures.html):
Includes adding a paragraph on the federal High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) program (with the related FY '95 Blue Book) and a link to the federal National Information Infrastructure Gopher. Also removing a broken link to a Library of Congress conference, July 14, 1993, on delivering electronic information.
"Computing Security at SLAC" (security.html):
Includes adding paragraphs on CIAC resources and IBM's PC-focused server, adding links to two UNIX-focused newsgroups, and updating the ESnet link from FTP to Gopher.
"Information Grab Bag" (grabbag.html):
Includes major reorganization of the page with new sections on "Astronomy " (with links to high energy astrophysics), "Computer Science and Human Factors," and "Other Information Sources" (with links to WWW search engines like JumpStation). The weather paragraph was significantly expanded. Information on local resources and vendors migrated off to those new pages. Added footnote on non-UNIX FTP servers (need MidasWWW browser to access).

In addition, new links were added to the Berkeley Subway, Census Bureau, CIA Factbook, FBI UNABOM plea, IRS forms, Xerox PARC Map Viewer, Periodic Table, text-to-speach translator, Roget's Thesaurus, Langenscheidt's English/German (and German/English) Dictionary, and the Library of Congress's FTP server. Along with less visible updating.

"Introduction to Computing at SLAC" (slacwide.html):
Includes added cross-link to the new PC page.
"Introduction to Macintosh at SLAC" (macintos.html):
Includes added links to the SLAC newsgroup and the NCSA Mosaic browser home page; also a cross-link to the SLACwide computing page.
"Introduction to SLAC" (slacinst.html):
Includes changing to the new, red SLAC logo, naming the ESA and SLD detectors explicitly, and adding a cross-link to the SLAC Home Page.
"Introduction to the Internet" (internet.html):
Includes updating "Getting started" for the O'Reilly & Associates links and the new collection of Internet success stories gathered up by FARNET. And updating "Internet overview" with new InterNIC and ESnet links and the improved X.500 link.
"Introduction to UNIX at SLAC" (unix.html):
Remove stale link to .../how-to-order/scsi-drv (see SLACwide page instead).
"Local Area Networking" (lan.html) with R. Les Cottrell and Ken Martell:
Includes new links on network performance reports and the Micom phaseout plans.
"Major Changes to SLAC WWW" (wwwstat.html) by Bebo White:
Includes updated version of xmosaic.
"Network Reference Information" (reference.html) by R. Les Cottrell:
"SLAC-SPIRES Home Page" (spires.html) by H. Galic:
Major revision to the SLAC SPIRES Home Page.
"WorldWideWeb Browsers at SLAC" (browsers.html) by Bebo White:
"WorldWideWeb--SLAC Introduction" (wwwintro.html):
Includes an updated introduction with the new, red SLAC logo, along with links to SLAC WWW status files and links to the new Local Resources and PC pages.
In addition, some pages like "Preprints in Particle and Fields" and "Seminars..." are updated weekly.

Changes from 19 Nov 1993 to 25 Jan 1994 by Winters

Following is a brief, non-exhaustive summary of changes made to SLAC's WorldWideWeb pages since the November 19, 1993, installation. All changes other than those labeled with a specific by author phrase were done by the person on the change dates line. For information more from a systems perspective, see Major Changes.

In the interests of maintainability, I have not made hypertext links to all the changes, just to the pages in which changes occur. To find what's been modified, look to the right of a "Category:" phrase in a page section below. You may search in the page itself for any text you find that's not in square brackets ([ ]) or italics (by author). For example, in the page section "'Computing Futures at SLAC' (futures.html):" below, you will find the text slac.scac.dec93 to the right of the "Add links:" category phrase. If you follow the link "Computing Futures at SLAC" and locate the text slac.scac.dec93, you will see what's changed. (Cloning the browser screen may help.) Let me know how this approach works.

New Pages

"Experiments Online: Home Pages of HEP Experiments"(explist.html) by H. Galic

"What's New with SLAC's WWW Pages" (whatsnew.html) [this page!]

Updated Pages

"WorldWideWeb SLAC Home Page" (slac.html):

Add section:
Other experiments
Update section:
Support, [especially] What's New
Clarify sections:
People and organizations, Library, Physics Preprint Bulletin Boards by Addis
Add links:
BaBar, Brown, DESY, LANL, Stores catalog, some by Addis
Update link:
ESnet
"Computing Futures at SLAC" (futures.html):
Add section:
Other Information at SLAC, [namely] European-computing-Dec1993
Add links:
SCAC-report-Dec1993, slac.scac.dec93 and slac.scac.aug93 [newsgroups]
"Computing Security at SLAC" (security.html):
Add section:
alt-security-faq
Update link:
security_info
"Information Grab Bag" (grabbag.html):
Add section:
Palo Alto Weekly
Clarify section:
NSF
Add link:
Stanford repository [for weather GIFs]
Update links:
Honolulu Community College, Known Smileys, NASA Ames FTP archives
"Introduction to Computing at SLAC" (slacwide.html):
Add section:
SCSI-drive, whois-servers.list
Update section:
Other Information at SLAC
Update link:
X-terminal
"Local Area Networking" (lan.html):
Add link:
slac.networks [newsgroup]
"Introduction to the Internet" (internet.html):
Add sections:
Resource Guides, WAIS
Update sections:
ArchiePlex, list [for Internet Services], news.answers
Add link:
gopher-faq
Update link:
latest ones [RFCs]
Delete link:
Cruise
"Introduction to UNIX at SLAC" (unix.html):
Update section:
Other Information at SLAC
"Laboratory Facilities" (slacfac.html):
Add link:
specifics [for meeting rooms]
"Major Changes to SLAC WWW" (wwwstat.html):
Add section:
server code, browser versions by Bebo
"The mQ Experiment" (mq.html):
Add link:
mQ experiment [image]
"Selected WWW Bibliography" (wwwbibl.html):
Add link:
related newsgroups
Delete link:
SIG-Web FTP
"SLAC SPIRES Databases" (default.html)
Add section:
Information Service Elsewhere, partly by Addis

In addition, some pages like "Preprints in Particle and Fields" and "Seminars..." are updated weekly.

Deleted Pages

"A Cruise of the Internet" (cruise.html)


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