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Tailoring gopher services for individual users

Middleton, Michael R. & Fisher, Bill (1993) Tailoring gopher services for individual users. In South Pacific User Services Conference, 6th to 8th December, 1993, La Trobe University, Melbourne. (Unpublished)

Abstract

The University of Minnesota Gopher client-server software has been widely applied for public access to Internet files and databases. On the Gopher implementation at QUT, space was set aside at a submenu level to enable information management students to build personal gopher menu hierarchies for defined subject areas. This made extension of individual menus possible beyond the inbuilt bookmark facility, for personal definition of a broad range of menus and access points. An analysis of the range of sources used by students for inclusion in the Gopher is made. Advantages and limitations of the approach are discussed, together with suggestions for development and maintenance of subject pathways by intermediaries.

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ID Code: 1296
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Gophers, User interfaces, Information education
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems not elsewhere classified (080699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 16 May 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:24

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