Since I will be stepping down as Outreach Coordinator for U. Penn's African Studies Program by the end of October, I would like to defer any new inquiries to Ali. If you have any unfinished business you would like to discuss with me, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time I would like to thank the following people for their assistance and support in getting the African Studies WWW project off the ground.
I would also like to thank all of our Providers of Information, who gave generously of their time and effort to electronically publish high quality Africa-related information on our Web server.
Type 'help' at the login: prompt of the WWW/Gopher system, and a menu will be presented which has links to both the U. Penn Web and Gopher services.
The African Studies WWW is listed on U. Penn's Home Page, alphabetically under:
Penn Web Servers/African Studies at Penn
This tool will be able to retrieve, translate and e-mail html documents, graphics and other hypermedia files based upon request commands through electronic mail.
The SAS Computing Workstation Services staff is now considering the viability of pre-existing resources, such as the CERN mail robot, that may be adapted for our needs.
I would like to enlist your help on this project. If there are certain specifications you would like to see implemented, please feel free to write to us with your comments.
The new African Studies WWW is up and running. The African Studies Web is currently running off of the hiker.sas machine, housed at 3401 Walnut Street, Center City, Philadelphia. The URL is http://www.sas.upenn.ed u I am still in the process of editing files. Please notify me of any problems with anchors and/or access to the site.
SAS Computing's Workstation Services staff, in conjunction with the DCCS staff, has developed a conversion tool that facilitates the quick and easy transfer of TechInfo files to the Web.
The new "African Studies Web" server will require that you use NCSA's Mosaic software (or another HTML reader) in order to view the multi-media graphics, video, and sound embedded in the hyper-text documents. The Mosaic software is available on several public-access ftp sites, including UIUC/NCSA's.
If you do not have access to an ethernet or slip connection and are currently accessing African Studies on PennInfo via a dial-up, asynchronous or serial connection, it is still possible for you to access and read the text-only versions of the documents that will be stored on the new Web server, using a Lynx-based reader.
We will keep you as updated as possible,
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