7.0539 Gophers of Scholarly Societies (1/114)

Wed, 2 Mar 1994 20:18:20 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0539. Wednesday, 2 Mar 1994.

Date: Wed, 2 Mar 1994 15:19:54 -0500 (EST)
From: Christine Jewell <liboff69@watserv1.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Gophers of Scholarly Societies - suggestions?





The University of Waterloo Library is building an area of our CWIS (UWinfo)
that provides links to gophers and other servers of scholarly societies,
such as the American Philosophical Association, Association for Computing
Machinery (ACM), and Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE). At present, the area provides links to 16 gophers/servers of
scholarly societies.

To the best of our knowledge, no similar directory of gophers/servers of
scholarly societies exists anywhere on the Internet. At the end
of this post is a reproduction of the menu as it currently stands. If you
know of other gophers/servers of scholarly societies, we would appreciate
hearing from you.


This area is available on UWinfo. To reach UWinfo:
(1) if you have access to a CWIS, follow the menus for other servers or
CWISs through North America, Canada, Ontario, to the University of
(2) otherwise use either gopher or telnet as follows:
gopher uwinfo.uwaterloo.ca
telnet uwinfo.uwaterloo.ca
Then login as uwinfo (that is, whatever the system asks
you for, type in "uwinfo")

Once you are in UWinfo, follow the pathway:
Electronic Resources Around the World
Campus and other information systems (CWIS, gophers, BBS)
Gophers of Scholarly Societies

This list is maintained by the University of Waterloo Library. To
make suggestions or queries, please contact:

Christine Jewell [for Humanities & Social Sciences]
Jim Parrott [for Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, & Medicine]

"Societies" is taken to mean organizations in which membership is
determined by scholarly credentials, not by the existence of a
contract of employment or of visitation rights, as in the case of
a research centre. A society will typically have a word like
"Society", "Association", or "Union" in its name, but other
variants exist. An interesting variant is the word "Institute",
which sometimes refers to a society (e.g. Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers), but sometimes refers to a research centre
(e.g. National Cancer Institute).

"Gophers & Other Servers" is taken to mean information systems
containing a variety of information about the society (not just ftp
archives). For example, such an information system would contain more
than one of the following types of information: general information
about the society, a calendar of meetings, lists of publications, ftp
archives, links to gophers of related interest, etc.

Some societies (e.g. ACM) maintain an overall gopher and also
separate gophers for sub-bodies (e.g. ACM SIGGRAPH and ACM
SIGDA). If a gopher for a sub-body of a society can be reached
through the overall gopher for the society, no separate entry is
given in this list. Otherwise a separate entry will be provided.

The gophers are arranged alphabetically by full name of the
society, unless the full name will not fit on one line, in which
case the acronym of the society will be used.

THE MENU (as of Feb.18/94):

Gophers of Scholarly Societies

--> 1. About the Scholarly Society Gophers area.
2. American Astronomical Society Gopher/
3. American Chemical Society (ACS) Gopher/
4. American Mathematical Society (AMS) Gopher/
5. American Philosophical Association Gopher/
6. American Physiological Society Gopher/
7. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gopher/
8. Australian Computer Society/
9. Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Gopher/
10. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Gopher/
11. International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Gopher/
12. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Gopher/
13. Internet Society (includes IETF) Gopher/
14. Society for Electronic Access (SEA) Gopher/
15. Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Gopher/
16. The Hume Society Gopher/