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  1. Intranets For Newbies and Bargain Hunters Peter Scott, Darryl Friesen University of Saskatchewan Libraries

  2. Part 1: Overview

  3. What are Intranets? • Private and secure internal information systems which use Internet technology to collect and disseminate information of interest to all staff.

  4. Why do you need one? To organize and make available the huge amount of information which is generated by an organization. To save paper, be timely, and to communicate.

  5. U of S Library • 180 staff • 3 bargaining groups • Intranet Established 2 years ago • 4 person Intranet Task Force established

  6. Part 2: Techie Stuff

  7. Hardware & Software  DEC 3000 (Alpha), Digital Unix 4.0  Web Browser  Browser Plug-ins (QuickTime, Real Audio, Shockwave, etc.)  Modified Apache 1.3 Web Server  mSQL Server  Microsoft Office (or equivalent viewers)  Perl 5, plus useful modules Server Clients  Adobe Acrobat Reader  Ultimate BBS (Forum)  SWISH-E

  8. Security • Strict permissions on physical files and directories on the Unix server • Intranet ‘accounts’ - follows the Unix User and Group security scheme • Web Server BASIC Authentication (standard .htaccess stuff) • Future: Secure Server for added safety

  9. Management • Good Organization • HTML Templates & SSI <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>U of S Libraries Intranet</TITLE> </HEAD> <!--#include virtual="/include/body.html"--> <!--#include virtual="/include/start.html"--> <!--#include virtual="/include/navigation.html"--> <CENTER> <FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial"><B>University of Saskatchewan Libraries</B></FONT><BR> <IMG SRC="/cgi-bin/random.gif" ALT="Intranet"> </CENTER> <!--#include virtual="/motd.html"--> <HR SIZE=1 NOSHADE> <!--#include virtual="/include/end.html"--> </BODY> </HTML>

  10. Management • Good Organization • HTML Templates & SSI • Adobe Acrobat • User and Group Administration • Election Wizard

  11. Features • Password Changer • Message of the Day (MOTD) • Forum • Online Elections • Scavenger Hunt • Search

  12. Apache mod_perl Module Secure Server (Apache-SSL) Web based Scheduling and Calendaring (for room bookings, upcoming events etc) Web based Finger/ICQ style service Future Server Features

  13. What can you do? • Resources for those without resources • Remote calendars, forums and chat • Hosted CGI and forms • Guestbooks • Free email and webspace www.freecenter.com

  14. Questions

  15. Peter Scott Small Systems Manager University of Saskatchewan Libraries University of Saskatchewan scottp@library.usask.ca Darryl Friesen Programmer/Analyst Department of Computing Services University of Saskatchewan Darryl.Friesen@usask.ca The End.