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Science and Technology Information Resources on the Internet

Rajashekar, TB (1997) Science and Technology Information Resources on the Internet. In: Information Today and Tomorrow, 16 (2). pp. 5-9.


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Qualitative implements scientific and technological communication are being brought about by the Internet through global connectivity of computers and the development of tools and techniques for information provision and access. From basic tools like E-Mail, File Transfer Protocol and Telnet, the Internet has progressed to Gopher; WAIS and the World Wide Web (WWW). The WWW, integrating all other access took, provides a very convenient means for publishing and accessing multimedia and hypertext-linked documents stored in computers across the world. These include electronic journals and newsletters, tables of contents, preprints. technical reports, software and scientific data archives, library catalogues, discussion forums, reference sources, courseware, directories, etc. After a brief overview of lnternet technology, we discuss features of a few S&T information resources. Trends in Internet-based scholarly information and developments specific to the Indian context are also briefly discussed. The paper includes a comprehensive list of major S&T information resources available today on the Internet.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Information Today and Tomorrow
Publisher: National Information System for Science & Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scienctific & Industrial Research (DSIR), India
Keywords: Science and Technology;Information Resources;Internet;World Wide Web
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences (Doesn't exist now) > National Centre for Science Information (Merged with JRD Library in May 2012)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1289

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