Setting Up a WWW Service
UKOLN has developed a new set of public library pages which are available
at http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/public/. The links
below are no longer maintained. For the latest information about UKOLN's public library
activities please visit the new set of pages.
Once libraries have got their Internet connection they must confront a number of issues
- learning to use it, deciding what to do with it and working out policy issues that the
Internet raises. The following collection of links touch on all of these issues - starting
with training and writing WWW pages moving on to ideas for services to policy problems to
the more technical issues of running a service. If you work through all this lot you'll be
well on the way to being able to setting up your own WWW service.
Internet Training Courses Available on the WWW
- Back To School - Thirty
online and free classes on getting to grips with the Internet - specifically designed for
- MMLC Internet Training - A course of
seven lessons for novices on the Net - again aimed at librarians.
- Netskills - a high profile UK project that is
one of the ELib projects. Offers a series of easy to use and understand classes on how to
make the most of the Internet - again its free!
Getting To Grips With Writing WWW pages
Useful Collections Of Icons
- Websoc Graphics- A good site
for a wide selection of Icons and backgrounds etc - it is based in the UK and is
consequently much faster to load than many of the USA based sites.
- Icon Bazaar - an excellent selection of high
quality icons - but it is a very slow site.
Ideas for Services
Other Useful Stuff
- Web4Lib - Information about a very
active discussion group that deals specifically with issues concerning the WWW and
libraries - both how to set up a WWW site and how to manage a publically available WWW
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Content by Sarah Ormes of UKOLN
Last updated on 24-Apr-1998