WWW,Gopher,FTP and more...

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From: "Erik K. Larson" <[email protected]>
Subject: WWW,Gopher,FTP and more...
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1993 00:09:10 -0500

The architecture librarian here at Carnegie Mellon posted this info to
one of our local bboards. I think it is of interest to many and it
certainly falls into one of the current threads.

I claim no responsibility for the accuracy of this info. I am merely
sharing what I have read.



Compiled by Jeanne M. Brown, Architecture Studies Librarian
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

This is the first edition, designated "edition 11-93." I
published a list of sources for architecture in the April 1993
C&RL News; however, there is very little overlap between
this list and that one, reflecting changes and additions in
sources and sites in the intervening period.

I do plan on issuing periodic revisions and additions, and
would certainly appreciate receiving corrections and/or
suggestions. They may be sent to [email protected] or
to Jeanne Brown, The University Libraries, Box 45-7001,
University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154-
7001. This is not purported to be a comprehensive list; nor
does it come with a warranty! Nonetheless it is hoped that
it will assist those interested in architecture and building in
their use and explorations of the Internet.

Knowledge of basic Internet operations such as gopher,
telnet, ftp etc. is assumed.

Keywords include: architecture, building, construction

Copyright: Permission is granted to use this material for
non-commercial purposes, provided the author is credited.

Section 1: Gopher Collections
Section 2: WWW-based Information Servers
Section 3: Electronic Journals
Section 4: Listservs
Section 5: Newsgroups
Section 6: Full Text
Section 7: Images
Section 8: Indexes
Section 9: Library Catalogs
Section 10: FTP Sites

Section 1: Gopher Collections. Some gophers have sections
devoted to art and architecture, fine arts, and/or
architecture alone.

Output Magazine. It calls itself a magazine, but it's
really a collection of items gleaned from the
Internet. It is all supposed to be design-related,
although the relation is sometimes only in the eye of
its creator. Gopher to bongo.cc.utexas.edu, choose
--> UT Austin --> Departments and Projects -->
Output Magazine. Includes postings from various
net lists, such as DESIGN-L (see mailing lists on
initial menu).

Archigopher. Currently concentrating on images, it
plans to expand, and serve the cause of
"dissemination of architectural knowledge." Gopher
to libra.arch.umich.edu.
Included are samples of Palladio's architectural
projects, CAD images, lunar architecture, and
Greek architecture.

DAEDALUS Design Gopher. An experimental
gopher at the Centre for Design at the Royal
Melbourne Institute of Technology, it is intended to
provide "virtual document collections that reflect the
original nature of the research being undertaken at
the Centre." The particular focus of the Centre is
environmental design. Gopher to
daedalus.edc.rmit.edu.au. Links are provided to
other net sources under the subjects architecture,
building & construction, design, horticulture, urban
planning, and environment. The Co-operative
Network for Building Researchers is using this
gopher as a home as well.

NCSU's discipline approach. One of the few that
have separated architecture from art.
At this gopher, as of 11/93, you
will find ADA Regulations, Archigopher,
Architronic, Archpics.
Gopher to dewey.lib.ncsu.edu, choose NCSU's Library
without Walls, Study Carrels, Architecture (or
Disability Information, for the ADA).

UCSB's discipline approach. This combines art and
architecture. Gopher to ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu, choose
--> gopher central --> --> Donald C. Davidson Library
--> the Arts Library --> Art and Architecture.
As of 11/93 you will find
the ACM SIGGRAPH Online Bibliography Project,
Archigopher, Artbase: Bibliography of Arts Online,
Ceramics gopher, Listservs in Art, and the Vatican
Library Exhibition, and the UCSB Library Reference
Guide for Art.

Library of Congress' discipline approach. Gopher
to marvel.loc.gov. Choose The Global Electronic
Library, then The Arts.

Carnegie Mellon's gopher is Mac-based, with lots
of Mac compressed files. Gopher to english-
server.hss.cmu.edu and choose Art and
Architecture. It includes postings from alt.
architecture (newsgroup), as well as Architronic,
image files, and more.

Gophers worth watching, but with not too much available
as yet:

gopher.tue.nl Put together by the
architecture students at Eindhoven

ari.technion.ac.il From researchers and
students at the faculty of Architecture &
Town Planning, Technion -- Israel Institute
of Technology. Topics, according to the
information they have provided, will include
"recent construction technologies,
professional and student architectural
projects, and historical/theoretical material
relevant to architectural research."

gopher.fagg.uni-lj.si ICARIS -- Integrated
CAD in AEC Research Information System,
from Slovenia. Just started in August 1993.

Section 2: WWW-based Information Servers

The EDV-Lab at the Technical University of Vienna
(Austria) has set up an architecture-related web site.
Address: http://info.archlab.tuwien.ac.at/info. To
enter the www system, telnet to info.cern.ch. One
option will be www sites by location. For this site,
choose location, then Austria. This web site
includes connections to other architecture-related
gophers, online art and architecture journals,
architecture-related newsgroups, and miscellaneous.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has recently
announced a gopher and a web site. To get to the
web site telnet to www.lbl.gov, login:www.
Access is provided to their gopher, their library
catalog, and their publications list. The Lawrence
Berkeley Laboratory has a Center for Building
Science which has programs in Building
Technologies (including windows and daylighting),
Energy Analysis, and Indoor Air Quality.

Section 3: Electronic Journals

Architronic, architecture's electronic journal,
produced by Kent State University Department of
Architecture and Environmental Design, is available
at several sites, or you can subscribe by sending a
message to [email protected] :
subscribe arcitron <name>

To have a look, gopher to marvel.loc.gov, then
choose --> Global Electronic Library --> the Arts
--> Arts Journals. As of 11-93 Architronic has
one number on the LC gopher: vol. 1, no.1. It is
divided into 16 parts, with part 1 being the Table of
Contents and subscription information. Each of the
other parts is an actual article. Articles on building
codes, construction sources, and job-hunter's
bibliography are included in this issue.

Architronic is also available from gopher
dewey.lib.ncsu.edu, --> study carrels -->
Architecture --> Architronic.

Although Architronic is the only electronic journal
in architecture, related areas are fielding journals of
their own. To find electronic journals in related
areas, gopher to gopher.cic.net. Journals are
organized in various ways, including subject. Art is
a subject; Architecture is under the subject
"Science" -- as are engineering, environment, and
other topics of interest.

Section 4: Listservs (Discussion Groups)

Design-L: this discussion group interprets "design"
broadly to include arts, architecture, industrial
design, etc. The list owner pulls many postings
from other discussion groups (like ARTCRIT) and
newsgroups (like alt.architecture). To subscribe
send the subscription request to
[email protected] or
[email protected] If you want to
view some recent postings, gopher to Daedalus or
Output Magazine (see above in gopher section).

The lighting discussion group is quite active, with
postings ranging from technical to general
discussions. To subscribe send subscription request
to [email protected]

The only specifically "architecture" discussion group
is ARQUITECTURA-L, in Spanish, originating in
Venezuela. To subscribe send a message to
[email protected]

Computer-related lists include
[email protected], [email protected]
(or @vtvm2.cc.vt.edu), and [email protected]
There are others.

A couple of construction discussion groups are
operating out of the UK: To subscribe to BUILT-
ENVIRONMENT or IT-RD send a JOIN message
(e.g. JOIN IT-RD First Name Last Name) to
[email protected]

Lists of listservs in the arts, and their addresses, are
available at many sites. e.g. gopher to
ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu, choose gopher central, library
gopher, arts library, art and architecture. For a
selected list aimed at architecture interests, see the
article in C&RL News April 1993. Easy access to
the standard Kovacs list by academic discipline is
provided at the University of Saskatchewan (gopher
to gopher.usask.ca, choose Computing, then
Internet Information, then Directory of Scholarly
Electronic Conferences). This list is searchable by

Section 5: Newsgroups

alt.architecture is the name of a "newsgroup" or
informal discussion group. Some topics which have
been discussed in the past are architecture schools,
alternatives to fiberglass insulation, pedestrian
malls, and gargoyles. You can read the most recent
postings to alt.architecture by gophering to
the Carnegie Mellon gopher (see above).
Other usenet newsgroups of interest are
alt.cad, alt.planning.urban, and
misc.consumers.house. Hopefully your system will
have local news feeds and readers (such as RN or
Trumpet) to read these groups at will.

Section 6: Full Text

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The full-
text of the ADA is available online at several
locations. Gopher to vienna.hh.lib.umich.edu and
choose --> topics --> libraries --> ADA or
gopher to dewey.lib.ncsu.edu --> library without
walls --> study carrels -->disability information-->
ADA. One problem with the online edition is that it
is long, and frustrating to use if you want to do a
quick browse. Perhaps soon there will be a
searchable online edition.

The Carnegie Mellon gopher (english-
server.hss.cmu.edu) includes full text of some
article-length pieces, e.g. "Office Patterns." Choose
Art and Architecture, then Text.

Architronic, the electronic journal described above,
is of course also "full text."

Section 7: Images

Images on the Internet must be retrieved and
downloaded for viewing. Software for viewing is
also necessary. Freeware can be obtained easily
from the Library of Congress gopher
(marvel.loc.gov). Choose Library of Congress
Facilities, Activities, and Services, then Events and
Exhibits, then Online Exhibits, then any of the
exhibits listed, then viewers. Information in the
README will help you select the appropriate

CAD models, architecture projects, Palladio Image
Archive, Lunar architecture --- all this and more can
be found at the archigopher. Gopher to

Johns Hopkins' gopher includes several images.
Gopher to gopher.hs.jhu.edu, choose Images, then

Images are posted to the newsgroups
alt.binaries.pictures.fine-art.graphics (for pictures
done using computer graphics programs) and
alt.binaries.pictures.fine-art.digitized (for
reproductions). Archives are available for ftp from

The Carnegie-Mellon gopher (english-
server.hss.cmu.edu) includes many images, as well
as pointers to many of those elsewhere, in both dos
and mac formats. Choose Art and Architecture, then
either Gopher or Images.

The Otis collection of images is available for ftp:
ftp to sunsite.unc.edu/pub/multimedia/pictures/otis.

Section 8: Indexes

ACM SIGGRAPH Online Bibliography Project.
Searchable by keyword, this online bibliography
will turn up lots of material on such topics as CAD
and computer graphics. It is available at several
gophers, including UCSB and Library of Congress.

Arizona State's Solar Energy Index can be searched
by telnetting to pac.carl.org, choose Other Library
Catalogs, then Arizona State.

Uncover, a table of contents index covering many
architecture periodicals (1986- ),is now accessible
without charge. Telnet database.carl.org and choose

Archpics, an index to architectural illustrations, is
available through the NCSU gopher (see above), or
directly from Carnegie Mellon (telnet
library.cmu.edu, login:library).

Artbase: Bibliography of Arts Online is available at
several gophers, including UCSB.

Section 9: Library Catalogs (a sampling).

To obtain the telnet address and logon procedures
for libraries not listed below, gopher to
yaleinfo.yale.edu, choose Research and Library
Services, More Research and Library Services,
Library Catalogs Beyond Yale.

Julia Morgan Collection, San Simeon: Calpoly State
University, San Luis Obispo. Telnet
library.calpoly.edu (to exit type x at menu).

Roman Ecclesiastical Architecture, University of
Wisconsin Milwaukee. Telnet uwmcat.lib.uwm.edu
(to exit type exit or end).

Columbia University Library. Telnet
columbianet.columbia.edu (to exit type q twice).
The Avery is the premier architecture collection;
however their online catalog, named CLIO, dates
from 1981 only.

Carnegie Mellon. Telnet library.cmu.edu. Includes
archpics, an index to architectural illustrations.

EPA National Catalog Database. Telnet

Rensselaer Polytechnic (including a separate
architecture slides database). Telnet
infotrax.rotary.its.rpi.edu. About 30,000 volumes in
architecture, with a special interest in emerging

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (see WWW-based
Information Servers above).

University of California. Telnet melvyl.ucop.edu. In
addition to strong collections in architecture at
UCLA (23,000 volumes) and Berkeley (160,000
volumes), the UC Melvyl catalog is also a gateway
to the catalogs of many other impressive collections
including Harvard, Princeton, Penn State, Yale.

Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (including
Arizona State University). Telnet pac.carl.org.
Arizona State has an architecture collection of about
20,000 volumes, and specializes in solar and energy
efficient design.

Harvard. Telnet hollis.harvard.edu. Login: hollis.
VT100 required. About 235,000 volumes in

Yale. Telnet umpg.ycc.yale.edu port 6520. VT100
required. About 75,000 volumes in architecture,
with emphasis on theory and research.

University of Michigan. Telnet hermes.merit.edu.
At host? prompt type mirlyn. VT100 required.
About 50,000 volumes in architecture.

Section 10: FTP sites

Otis: sunsite.unc.edu/pub/multimedia/pictures/otis

Disability info: handicap.shel.isc-br.com/pub/legal

(file ico.dok therein)

Images posted to newsgroup
alt.binaries.pictures.fine-art: ftp

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