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Tips from the Trenches Arming Yourself to Tangle with the Web Searcher’s Academy Internet Librarian International 2002 17 March 2002 William C. Spence, MLS CTO, Information Today, Inc. [email protected] To do good work, one must first have good tools. – Confucius www.bartleby.com

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Tips from the TrenchesArming Yourself to Tangle with the Web

Searcher’s Academy

Internet Librarian International 2002

17 March 2002

William C. Spence, MLS

CTO, Information Today, Inc.

[email protected]


To do good work one must first have good tools confucius www bartleby com l.jpg
To do good work, one must first have good tools.– Confuciuswww.bartleby.com

Prepare Yourself …

  • RAM is dirt cheap – max it out!

    • www.crucial.com

    • www.alphamemory.com

  • Wheel Mouse – you’ll never go back!

  • CD-RW– the floppy disk of the new millennium!

    • www.pcconnection.com

    • www.warehouse.com

    • www.cnet.com


  • Dave i can see you re really upset about this hal 9000 l.jpg
    Dave, I can see you're really upset about this.– HAL 9000

    Protect Yourself …

    • … from intrusion

      • Shields Up! – www.grc.com

  • … from viruses

    • www.mcafee.com

    • www.symantec.com

  • … from catastrophic loss

    • backup, backup, backup! (Hint: use that CD-RW)


  • If you do not want something you will get ten of it in the mail anna quindlen l.jpg
    If you do not want something, you will get ten of it in the mail.– Anna Quindlen

    E-mail Common Sense

    • Don't open unexpected attachments!!!

    • As a courtesy, let recipients know attachments are real and intentional

    • Be especially wary of .VBS files

    • Reconsider Outlook

      • www.satirewire.com/news/0103/outlook.shtml


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    What does it matter what practical systems we adopt in our search for the truth? – Quintus Aurelius Symmachus

    Which Browser?

    • Netscape

      • 4.x or 6.2 – OK; 6.0 -- Avoid

  • Internet Explorer

    • 6.0 – OK; 5.0 or lower – upgrade

  • Opera & Others

    • Why?

      • www.tucows.com


  • If you do not use the tools they use you ralph waldo emerson l.jpg
    If you do not use the tools, they use you. search for the truth? – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Browser Basics and Beyond

    • “The key is quicker than the mouse”

      • Hint: search IE Help for ‘Netscape’

  • Related Sites

    • Netscape 4.x – “What’s Related”

    • Netscape 6.x – “My Sidebar”

    • Internet Explorer – “Tools, Show Related Links”


  • He who would search for pearls must dive below john dryden l.jpg
    He who would search for pearls must dive below. search for the truth? – John Dryden

    Browser Basics and Beyond

    • Related sites

      • Powered by Alexa (Alexa Snapshot)

        • www.alexa.com

      • The Internet Wayback Machine

        • www.archive.org

  • How did they do that?

    • Netscape – View Page Source (Ctrl-U)

    • Internet Explorer – View Source (Alt-V-C)


  • I sigh the lack of many a thing i sought shakespeare l.jpg
    I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought. search for the truth? – Shakespeare

    Browser Basics and Beyond

    • Essential Plug-ins

      • Adobe Acrobat Reader — www.adobe.com

      • Flash, ShockWave — www.macromedia.com

      • QuickTime — www.apple.com

      • Windows Media Player — www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/

      • WinAmp – www.winamp.com

      • RealPlayer — www.real.com

        • Note: Privacy Issues


    Even my tools are the wrong ones for what i have to do adrienne rich l.jpg
    Even my tools are the wrong ones for what I have to do. search for the truth? – Adrienne Rich

    Beyond the Browser

    • Use your browser for FTP? – Puh-leeze!

      • FTP – WS_FTP Pro – www.ipswitch.com

  • Use Windows’ Telnet client? – Puh-leeze!

    • Telnet – QVT/Term – www.qpc.com


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    If our web be framed with rotten handles, when our loom is well nigh done, our work is new to begin. – Elizabeth I

    Web Page Design

    • What’s wrong with this picture?

      • NetMechanic – www.netmechanic.com

      • AnyBrowser – www.anybrowser.com

  • Authoring software

    • A matter of taste

      • www.tucows.com

      • www.cnet.com

      • Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts


  • I have told you enough of this for my part i ll not meddle nor make no farther shakespeare l.jpg
    I have told you enough of this. For my part I'll not meddle nor make no farther. – Shakespeare

    Questions?

    William C. Spence, MLS

    CTO, Information Today, Inc.

    [email protected]

    View this and others at:

    www.internet-librarian.com/presentations


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