Re: Compuserve

title: Internet Resources for Heritage Conservation,
Historic Preservation, and Archaeology
version/edition: 2.0+
update frequency: as needed
date: 28 February 1994
author/contact name: Peter H. Stott
author/contact e-mail address: [email protected]
institution: Tufts University, Medford, MA
descriptive keywords: Archaeology, Historic preservation
intended audience: professionals in fields of restoration
architecture, historic preservation, and archaeology;
and all others interested in identification,
protection, and management of cultural resources



28 February 1994

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INTERNET RESOURCES for HERITAGE CONSERVATION,
HISTORIC PRESERVATION and ARCHAEOLOGY
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ver. 2.0+

Compiled by Peter Stott, Tufts University, Medford, MA.

Although archaeologists and environmentalists, two interest
groups with close ties to the historic preservation community,
have been present on the Internet for several years, the
traditional practitioners of building and neighborhood
preservation have been largely absent. This is beginning to
change as individual organizations concerned with heritage
conservation issues have set up small networks to service the
needs of their own members. (Several of these are discussed in
Section 13, below.) Most now can exchange mail with the Internet,
and several offer other internet services, such as telnet,
gopher, and ftp.

Historic preservation is a multidisciplinary field involving
specialists from the fields of history, architecture,
engineering, archaeology, exhibit interpretation, park and museum
management, planning, and a host of related disciplines. This is
a first look at some of the core resources available to
practitioners in the field. It is NOT a comprehensive list, and
corrections, updates, and additions are welcome. They should be
sent to [email protected] or to Peter Stott, Urban &
Environmental Policy, Tufts University, 97 Talbot Avenue,
Medford, MA 02155.

This compilation assumes a basic knowledge of Internet commands,
such as gopher, telnet, and ftp. Introductions to the Internet
are now found in most good bookstores, as well as on the Net
itself. Two popular works are Brendan P. Kehoe, "Zen and the Art
of the Internet," Englewood, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993 (2nd ed.);
and Ed Krol, "The Whole Internet: Catalog & User's Guide,"
Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1992). Online
introductions may be found at many sites including the InterNIC
gopher (gopher to is.internic.net), which also includes the first
edition of Kehoe's work.

The model for this resource list is a similar list compiled by
Jeanne M. Brown, Architecture Studies Librarian, University of
Nevada, Las Vegas, titled "Internet Sources: Architecture and
Building." (For availability, see Section 12, below.) Its
structure and several of the specifically architectural entries
are derived from her compilation.

Copyright: Permission is granted to use this material for non-
commercial purposes, provided that the author is credited and
this permission notice is preserved on all copies.

This list is posted to the Clearinghouse of Subject Oriented
Internet Resources, under the "Michigan" heading among
geographically arranged gophers; or by gopher directly to
una.hh.lib.umich.edu (choose "inetdirs"). It is also available in
several of the gophers noted below. A hypertext version is also
available at http://hpb.hwc.ca:7002/Internet_Resource_Guide.html .

++ denotes entries added or amended since the last version
of this list.

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Section 1: Gopher Collections
Section 2: WWW-based Information Servers
Section 3: Electronic Journals
Section 4: Listservs
Section 5: Usenet Newsgroups
Section 6: Full Text
Section 7: Images
Section 8: Indexes and Databases
Section 9: Selected Library Catalogs
Section 10: FTP Sites
Section 11: Government Agencies Online
SEction 12: FAQs and Other Subject Guides
Section 13: Fee-based Services

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Section 1: Gopher Collections.
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++ International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). A
gopher begun in February 1994 by members of ICOMOS Canada to
serve the information needs of the international non-
governmental organization and its constituent national and
specialized committees. Gopher to hpb.hwc.ca port 7000; or
choose International Organizations from the Mother Gopher at
the University of Minnesota.

Anthro-Gopher. Contains information of use to
anthropologists, archaeologists, and others in the wider
field of anthropology. Two versions exist: at Yale and at
the University of Western Australia. Gopher to
toto.ycc.yale.edu 7000 or to uniwa.uwa.edu.au (choose
headings "Departmental" and "Division of Arts and
Architecture").

ArchNet. Archaeological Data from the University of
Connecticut at Storrs. "ArchNet is a forum for
archaeologists working in the northeastern United States and
a resource for data, reports, graphics, images, and
anaylytical programs." It also includes a heading
"References and topics in cultural resource management" (see
below). ArchNet has also been set up as a WWW server (see
below, section 2). Gopher spirit.lib.uconn.edu (choose
headings "Academic Subjects," "social Science,"
"Anthropology," and "ArchNet.")

Classics and Mediterranean Archeology. Gopher and WWW server
run by the University of Michigan Department of Classical
Studies. "This server collects links to known internet
resources of interest to Classicists and Mediterranean
Archaeologists." Among the topics are descriptions of all
relevant Listservs, several journals, info on different
university presses, links to other archaeology gophers, and
much more. Gopher rome.classics.lsa.umich.edu.

Archaeology Server from Britain. Includes materials from the
World Archaeological Congress and the databases Bibliography
of Archaeological Computing and Conservation OnLine (CoOL)
(see below, "databases"). Gopher to ftp.tex.ac.uk.

++ Ministere de la Culture et de la Francophonie. Includes a
variety of French national databases, including MERIMEE, the
database of the Inventaire General des Monuments et des
Richesses Artistiques de la France. (See also under Section
8, "databases".) Gopher to cyr.culture.fr.

Anthropology & Archaeology Corner, Radcliffe Science
Library, Oxford. Gopher to rsl.ox.ac.uk.

++ World Heritage. The World Heritage Convention, Operational
Guidelines, World Heritage List, List of World Heritage in
Danger, and newsletters from the most recent meeting of the
World Heritage Committee. Now also includes material on a
related treaty, the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection
of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. Gopher
to igc.org and choose Topic "Environment".

++ Cultural Resource Management. A section of the ArchNet
gopher, noted above, planned to include materials from all
of the northeast states. At the present time it contains a
status document from the Connecticut Historical Commission,
summarizing the architectural and archaeological surveys
done in each town in Connecticut and an overview of the
available literature. Newly added are a finding aid to the
Massachusetts Archives and the newsletters of the Massachu-
setts Historical Commission. Gopher to spirit.lib.uconn.edu
(choose headings "Academic Subjects," "social Science,"
"Anthropology," "ArchNet," and "References and Topics in
Cultural Resource Management.")

DAEDALUS Design Gopher. Daedalus is operated by the Centre
for Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
(RMIT) in Australia. It's particular focus is environmental
design. Subject headings include architecture, building &
construction, design, horticulture, urban planning, and
environment. Gopher to daedalus.edc.rmit.edu.au.

Archigopher. Established by the College of Architecture and
Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, Archigopher is
planned as "a true multimedia resource" for architecture
faculty and students worldwide. It presently includes as GIF
images a small sample of Palladio's architectural projects,
as well as examples of Hellenic and Byzantine architecture.
(See "Images," below for viewers.) Gopher to
libra.arch.umich.edu.

Jeanne Brown's Source List, noted above, cites a number of
gophers which have developed a disciplinary approach, including
"Architecture" or "Art and Architecture" as one of their subject
areas. At the present time, most of the information in these
gophers are also in either the Daedalus gopher or Archigopher
noted above. These gophers include North Carolina State
University (gopher to dewey.lib.ncsu.edu); University of
California at Santa Barbara (ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu; choose gopher
central, Davidson Library, Arts Library); the Library of Congress
(marvel.loc.gov; choose Global Electronic Library); and Carnegie
Mellon University (english-server.hss.cmu.edu).

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Section 2: WWW-based Information Servers
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Classics and Mediterranean Archeology. WWW server run by the
University of Michigan Department of Classical Studies, as
descibed above under "gopher." URL address:
http://rome.classics.lsa.umich.edu/welcome.html. To reach it
without mosaic, telnet to fatty.law.cornell.edu, login as
"www". Scroll down one page, and choose "CERN," then
"Subject" headings, and, under Archaeology, "Classics and
Mediterranean Archaeology."

ArchNet. Material in the University of Connecticut gopher
ArchNet (see above) is also available in hypertext, where it
is copiously illustrated with a variety of scanned images of
artifacts. The system works best if accessed using mosaic.
The URL of the Web server is:
http://spirit.lib.uconn.edu/HTML/archnet.html. Those without
mosaic can follow the instructions to the previous www site,
scroll to page 4, and choose "Prehistoric archaeology of the
northeastern United States," and then "ArchNet".

Archaeological Fieldwork WWW Server.
Contains notices of fieldwork opportunities for volunteers,
students, and contract jobs, arranged geographically. Send
announcements and queries to [email protected]
Access at: http://durendal.cit.cornell.edu/TestPit.html

The EDV-Lab at the Technical University of Vienna (Austria)
has set up an architecture-related web site. Using a
hypertext version of Jeanne Brown's "Internet Sources:
Architecture and Building" (see intro, above), the site
includes connections to other architecture-related gophers,
online art and architecture journals, and
architecture-related newsgroups. Address:
http://info.archlab.tuwien.ac.at/info. To enter the www
system, telnet to info.cern.ch. Choose "List of Servers"
and under Austria, "Technical University of Vienna".

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Section 3: Electronic Journals
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"Architronic," begun in 1992, now appears three times a
year. Produced by the Kent State University School of
Architecture and Environmental Design, the electronic
periodical is designed to "assure the timely and inexpensive
exchange of scholarly and critical ideas about architecture,
broadly defined." In addition to feature articles, its
issues also include book reviews. It is available by
Listserv mailing list (see below). The current issue is
available in the gopher at scorpio.kent.edu (choose
"Electronic Journals"). The premiere 1992 issue is in some
of the architecture gophers noted above. All issues are
available by ftp (see below).

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Section 4: Listservs (Mailing Lists and Discussion Groups)
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AIA-L. The AIA List is operated by the Archaeological
Institute of America. "It is intended to facilitate
discussion of the broadest possible range of archaeological
issues." To subscribe, send a message to
[email protected] Leave the subject line blank, and
in the body of the text, type the single line:
Subscribe AIA-L Your name

ANTHRO-L. Deals with discussions of various techniques and
fields of research in Anthropology. To subscribe, send the
following message to [email protected]:
Subscribe ANTHRO-L your name

ARCH-L. The Archaeology List (unmoderated) was formed to
facilitate discussions of archaeological problems,
especially those concerned with research, excavations, etc.
To subscribe, send the following message to
[email protected]:
Subscribe ARCH-L your name

Conservation DistList. A moderated forum for professionals
engaged in the conservation of cultural materials. Although
librarians make up most of its users, the scope of partici-
pation will broaden to include all fields of conservation.
To subscribe, send the following message to
[email protected]
Subscribe Cons DistList your name

ARCHITRON. The mailing list for the distribution of
Architronic, architecture's electronic journal (see above).
To subscribe, send the following message to
[email protected] :
Subscribe arcitron your name

HERITAGE. This mailing list, begun in late December 1993,
was initiated by Heritage Interpretation International in
cooperation with Massey University in New Zealand. It is
designed "for all interpreters, heritage managers,
academics, and students interested in the interpretation and
presentation of the world's heritage." To subscribe send the
following message to [email protected]:
SUBSCRIBE HERITAGE your name
Note the command and the list name are in capital letters.

HTECH-L. Discussion group for the History of Technology.
To subscribe, send the following message to
[email protected]
Subscribe HTECH-L your name

MUSEUM-L. The Museum Discussion List is a general-interest
list for museum professionals and others interested in
museum-related issues. To subscribe, send the following
message to [email protected]:
Subscribe MUSEUM-L your name

URBAN-L. Mailing list for information exchange, ideas, etc.
on the science of urban planning. To subscribe, send the
following message to [email protected]:
Subscribe URBAN-L your name

ARQUITECTURA-L. The only specifically "architecture"
discussion group is in Spanish, originating in Venezuela.
To subscribe send the following message to
[email protected]:
Subscribe Arquitectura-L your name

A List of Academic Lists by discipline is provided by the work of
Diane Kovacs at Kent State University. Easy access to the
standard Kovacs list 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 keyword.

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Section 5: Usenet Newsgroups
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Alt.architecture. Recent topics have included the announced
purchase of the historic Baltic Mill in RI; golf course
architecture; and a question about PC software to design a
house. The most recent postings of alt.architecture, as of
most newsgroups, can be read by gophering to Louisiana Tech
University (Aurora.latech.edu; choose Usenet).

Alt.planning.urban. Less active than the above, this
newsgroup recently had articles on the effect of free buses
on city planning; and a query about an early NYC welfare
institution, the Five Points House of Industry.

Sci.archaeology. A very active newsgroup. Recent threads
have discussed proto-writing in Europe, Sumarian astronomy,
Atlantis, Tutankamun, "ancient visitors to North America,"
Norwegian petroglyphs, and potsherds.

Sci.anthropology. A world-wide forum for the comprehensive
interests of professionals in and students of the science of
anthropology, including the four conventional categories of
archaeologic, biologic, linguistic, and socio-cultural
anthropology, along with a wealth of more specialized sub-
disciplines, and all professional concerns. Begun May 1992.

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Section 6: Full Text
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International Conventions relating to preservation and
archaeology, including the World Heritage Convention, the
1954 Hague Convention, and others are contained in the
Multilaterals Project of the Fletcher School of Law &
Diplomacy. Ftp to jade.tufts.edu (cd pub/diplomacy); or
gopher to fatty.law.cornell.edu (choose topic 6, Foreign and
International Law).

World Heritage. (See this topic under "Gophers," above).

Architronic, architecture's electronic journal. (See this
topic under "Electronic Journals," above.)

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Section 7: Images
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The potential to post and retrieve a wide variety of maps,
drawings, photographs and other types of images relevant to
specialists in the field of heritage conservation is considerable
and virtually unrealized. Although image files take up
considerably more space than text files, several formats, such as
GIF, include compression facility, making this a practical means
of distributing images.

Freeware for viewers for the most common types of images, such as
GIF and JPEG are available at many locations on the Internet. The
Library of Congress gopher (marvel.loc.gov) includes shareware
viewers for both formats. (Choose Facilities...; Events...;
Online Exhibits; then any exhibit; and viewers.)

The archaeological community has done extensie work with imaging,
especially in www servers set up at the Universities of Michigan
and Connecticut. (see above, under WWW).

For an example of GIF applied to Palladio drawings, see
Archigopher (above, under "gophers.")

++ "Electronic Beowulf Project". GIFS and JPEGS files in the
British Library's digitization of the Beowulf manuscript.
Ftp to BEOWULF.ENGL.UKY.EDU (cd pub/beowulf) or
OTHELLO.BL.UK (cd mss/beowulf).

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Section 8: Indexes and Databases
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Bibliographies, like library catalogs (see Section 9) are true
databases applied to specific library and research needs.
However, other types of databases recording national and regional
site inventories, artifact collections, among other uses have
already been created. Many countries have entered their national
heritage lists into searchable databases. Probably the the most
advanced is the French Inventaire general des monuments et des
richesses artistiques.

++ INSTRUCTIONS for connecting to MERIMEE, the database of the
Inventaire General of the French Ministere de la Culture et
de la Francophonie.

The Ministry's databases can be accessed either by gopher,
or directly by telnet, but new users would be advised to
read the instructions which accompany the gopher choice
"Bases de donnees documentaire." Gopher to cyr.culture.fr
and choose "Bases de donnees documentaire." Alternatively,
telnet to cyr.culture.fr port 75.

The initial default database appears to be JOCONDE
(drawings, prints, paintings, and sculpture). At the first
opportunity, hit <return> and at the prompt that will then
appear at the bottom of the screen, type "M:BA" to produce
the list of databases. Choose "2" for MERIMEE. To bring the
Merimee fields to the screen, type "M:MA GUIDE". You can
then tab between different fields. Enter one or more search
terms and hit <enter>. To see the results of your search,
type 1 ("visualiser"); "S" to see the next record; or
<enter> to see the next page of a record.

IMPORTANT: to quit, type "M:FI N" (note the space between FI
and N).

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Other Databases:

UNCOVER is a table of contents index produced since 1986 by
CARL, the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. Among its
17,000 indexed periodicals are many relevant to preservation
and archaeology. Periodicals indexed include: Antiquity,
APT Bulletin, Architectural History, Architectural Record,
Historic Preservation News, Historical Archaeology, Journal
of Architectural Historians, Journal of Field Archaeology,
Landscape, Old-House Journal, Progressive Architecture,
Technology & Conservation, Vernacular Architecture, and
others. Telnet to database.carl.org and choose Uncover.

TOCS-IN. Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to
Classicists. Journals published in 1992-93.Includes a
section for (Classical) Archaeology. Gopher to
orion.lib.virginia.edu (choose "Alphabetic...," "Table of
Contents," and "Archaeology).

National Archaeological Database, produced by the Center for
Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas for
the U.S. National Park Service in cooperation with the Corps
of Engineers. Contains over 100,000 citations, primarily of
unpublished literature. It is searchable not only by author
and title, but by location and discpline. Telnet to
cast.uark.edu; login as nadb; password: gonadb.

Bibliography of Archaeological Computing. Large database
assembled for the World Archaeological Congress Special
Interest Group for Communication in Archaeology. Gopher to
ftp.tex.ac.uk; or telnet to the same address and login as
gopher.

Society for Georgia Archaeology. State site files and
bibliography at the University of Georgia, funded in part by
the National Park Service through the Georgia Dept. of
Natural Resources. Gopher to julian.dac.uga.edu.

Current Bibliography in the History of Technology, the
bibliographical database of the Society for the History of
Technology, published in Technology and Culture. Entries are
through 1991. Telnet to forsythetn.stanford.edu; login as
"socrates;" and choose SELECT, and HISTECH.

Conservation OnLine (CoOL), a Wide Area Information Server
(WAIS) for Conservation Professionals. An elaborate database
established by the Preservation Department of Stanford
University Libraries providing full text access to
conservation information. The databases cover a wide
spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the
conservation of library, archives, and museum materials. To
access CoOL through a gopher, and for more information about
CoOL, gopher ftp.tex.ac.uk.

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Section 9: Selected Library Catalogs.
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Of the hundreds of libraries and library systems with links to
the Internet, a number have important collections for the
multidisciplinary needs of the preservation community. Among
them:

Columbia University's Avery Library is the premier
architecture collection. CLIO, Columbia's online catalog,
holds the collections acquired since 1981. (Avery's famed
"Index to Architectural Periodicals" is not available online
outside of Columbia, except through RLIN and those
institutions subscribing to RLIN.) Telnet to
columbianet.columbia.edu (to exit type q twice).

National Trust collection: University of Maryland at College
Park. Telnet victor.umd.edu (choose 'PAC' and 'VT100').

Other Important Libraries

Harvard University Libraries. About 235,000 volumes in
architecture. Telnet hollis.harvard.edu. (To exit, type
<escape> and xx.)

Yale University Library. About 75,000 volumes in
architecture, catalogued since 1977, with emphasis on theory
and research. Telnet umpg.ycc.yale.edu 6520. (To exit, type
stop.)

Library of Congress. Telnet locis.loc.gov. For hours of
operation, consult the LC gopher (marvel.loc.gov).

To obtain the telnet address and login procedures for hundreds of
other libraries, gopher to yaleinfo.yale.edu, choose Research and
Library Services, More Research and Library Services, Library
Catalogs Beyond Yale.


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Section 10: FTP sites
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Landmarks.doc: igc.org (cd pub/LANDMARKS). Contains the
index to the contents of Landmarks.doc and other materials.

Multilaterals Project: jade.tufts.edu (cd pub/diplomacy).
International conventions (see above, under "Full text").

Architronic repository: ftp ksuvxa.kent.edu; login:
architecture; password: archives; ls; get <filename.ext>;
bye.

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Section 11: Government Agencies Online
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A growing number of national, state/provincial, and even city
governments are using the new information technology to improve
communication between government and citizens. The number is
still very limited, and many agencies are actually reported as
part of another service. The most advanced national agency is the
French Ministry of Culture (see above, under "databases").

Possibly the most advanced city agency is the Heritage Committee
of the Wellington (N.Z.) City Council, which publishes their
decisions in the WCC gopher (gopher golem.wcc.govt.nz; choose
'policy' and 'city planning').

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Section 12: FAQs and Other Subject Guides
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++ FAQ: INTERNET RESOURCES OF INTEREST TO ANTHROPOLOGISTS.
Release 2.0 (February 1994), on sci.anthropology and
sci.archaeology, ARCH-L and other lists, by allen h. lutins,
SUNY Albany <[email protected]>. Also to be found in
ArchNet gopher (see above), Internet Resources in
Anthropology.

Internet Sources: Architecture and Building, edition 11-93,
by Jeanne M. Brown, Architecture Studies Librarian,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas <[email protected]>. It is
available from the Clearinghouse of Subject Oriented
Internet Resources, under the "Michigan" heading among
geographically arranged gophers; or by gopher directly to
una.hh.lib.umich.edu (choose "inetdirs").

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Section 13: Fee-based services
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A. Available from the Internet

Landmarks.doc. / APC Networks
Public access: Internet, SprintNet, dialup
Costs: Registration: $15; $10/mo + $3-$10/hr depending on
the means of access.
e-mail: [email protected]
Internet services: e-mail, telnet, gopher

This is a read-only conference on EcoNet (U.S.) and other
networks of the Association for Progressive Communication
(APC) in Australia, Canada, Britain and Western Europe,
Russia, Argentina, and Brazil. Begun in 1992, the conference
"contains the full text of background documents,
legislation, newsletters, and other materials relevant to
the identification, preservation, and protection of cultural
resources.... The resource base is international in scope,
ultimately including materials from every nation with a
cultural resource management program, as well as
international conventions and other documents relative to
multinational efforts in this field." UNESCO, ICOMOS and
TICCIH newsletters, charters, and other documents are
included, as well as Preservation Briefs from the U.S.
National Park Service and technical leaflets from the
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. An index to
the full collection is available by ftp from igc.org (cd
pub/LANDMARKS). Related conferences in EcoNet deal with
international, national, and local environmental issues;
planning, conflict resolution, and peace and justice.

Cultural Resources Information Bulletin Board (CRIBB)

Public access: Internet, WATS, dialup
Costs: Registration: $200; $90 /hr connect time
e-mail: [email protected]
Internet services: telnet, ftp, gopher

The Cultural Resources Information Bulletin Board (CRIBB) is
one of several bulletin boards maintained at the University
of Illinois with support from the Army Corps of Engineers.
Although available to the public, it is specifically
designed to enhance communication among personnel at U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) District and Division
offices, military installations, and educational
institutions which are concerned with preserving
archaeological and historical resources. Through it they can
share strategies and results, ask for and give advice, and
recommend good sources for up-to-date information. Current
subject areas on the CRIBB menu are: artifacts, computerized
data management systems, historic preservation, contracting,
dating, management, site preservation, and surveying. In
addition the system contains a directory of cultural
resource people, meeting information, and listings of both
published and unpublished materials.


B. Not Available from the Internet, but providing access to it

ICOMOS.ORG

Public access: dialup only
Costs: annual dues of $30 include the ICOMOS Canada
Bulletin, ICOMOS Newsletter, and other UNESCO publications
when available.
e-mail: [email protected]
Membership inquiries: [email protected]
ICOMOS Canada, P.O. Box 737, Station B, Ottawa - Ontario,
CANADA K1P 5R4; Tel. & Fax: (613) 749-0971
Internet services: e-mail, usenet

Icomos.org is the Internet address of the BBS begun in 1992-
93 by the Canadian National Committee of the International
Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS Canada) to encourage
the exchange of information between members across Canada.
Separate systems located in cities across Canada exchange e-
mail and bulletin board news and information. Materials are
also exchanged with Landmarks.doc. Plans are underway to
expand the bulletin board materials to include the reports
of ICOMOS specialized committees as well as thematic studies
conducted by ICOMOS for the World Heritage Committee.

Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)

Public access: Tymnet, Datapac, Dialup.
Costs: Registration: $50; Annual fee: $35.00; $40.00/hr
online time
e-mail: /c=ca/admd=telecom.canada/o=gemdes/ddt=id/
ddv=mus.ser/@gemdes.carleton.ca
Internet services: e-mail

Begun in 1972 to provide a comprehensive inventory of
Canadian Museum collections and to provide collections
management services to institutions in all regions of the
country, today the Canadian Heritage Information Network
(CHIN) links over 400 institutions in all regions of Canada
and in more than 22 countries throughout the world. The
computer system was designed to accommodate all disciplines
of interest to the museum community and to allow users to
store, retrieve, process, and exchange large amounts of
information quickly and efficiently.

CHIN provides access to a series of specialized reference
databases containing a wide range of information of interest
to museums. These include: Curatorial and Historical Index
of Publications; Museology Bibliography; Heritage Law
Bibliography; Archaeological Sites National Database;
Archaeological Sites Data Dictionary; among others.

CHIN has recently taken over management of the databases of
the Conservation Information Network, which CHIN had long
run on behalf of the Getty Conservation Institute. These
databases include: a Bibliographic Database with over
120,000 records from "Art and Archaeology Technical
Abstracts;" and "Materials" and "Suppliers" databases
relevant to the practice of conservation.

National Trust for Historic Preservation/PreserveLink
e-mail:
/PN=NTHP/O=Local.Exchange/ADMD=Telemail/C=US/@Sprint.com
Public access: Dialup, GTE Network
Costs: Registration: $60.00; annual renewals: $35. $20/hr
with 1 hour minimum.
Internet services: e-mail, telnet, gopher; (ftp to come in
1994)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has designed an
online computer network to establish a national communica-
tions link for preservationists across the country. PRESERVE
LINK, begun in July 1992, provides bulletin boards, data
bases, and electronic mail. Bulletin boards and data bases
include:

* A Preservation Q & A Board
* A Calendar of Events, including conferences, meetings,
workshops, tours, and other educational activities of
interest to national and statewide audiences.
* A job listings board announcing positions and internships
available at the National Trust and other national, state,
and local preservation organizations and agencies.
* News and Announcements: timely preservation stories and
special notices, from the Trust or from individual
subscribers.
* Legislative Updates from the National Trust's Center for
Public Policy reporting on preservation-related federal
legislation.
* Preservation Resource Directory: guide to the National Trust
and other preservation organizations.
* Publications and Products: the latest preservation print and
audio-visual publications and products available from the
Trust, complete with on-line ordering capability.
* Publication indexes from National Trust periodicals
* Catalog of the National Trust Collection at the University
of Maryland Library at College Park with more than 12,000
volumes.
* Preservation Solutions: descriptions of hundreds of
successful solutions to preservation problems across the
country (available Winter 1994).
* Databases of the National Association of Housing and
Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and Educational Resource
Information Center (ERIC).









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