Techno Talk

New Items Added to the NCRVE World Wide Web Server

Hypertext versions of NCRVE newsletters and briefs have been appearing online since the server started up in April, and September marked the appearance of the first "full-length" publications. Here are some of the items added in the last two months:

Full text of two recent NCRVE informational materials:

The Human Resource Directory and Agenda take full advantage of the ability of hypertext to draw together related information. For example, each Human Resource Directory entry has links to project descriptions from the Agenda and e-mail links that allow readers to compose a message to that person on the spot!

In addition, the latest STANDARD TIMES newsletters from NCRVE's National Consortium for Product Quality in Vocational Education are now available on the Web, as well as back issues of the Office of Student Services Briefs and executive summaries of several recent NCRVE publications.

VOCSERVE Software Updated

The long-promised upgrade of VocServe software occurred in late November. The update includes improved keyword searching, client software for Windows users (in addition to the client software already available for Macintosh users), and the ability to read hypertext documents. If you haven't visited VocServe recently, please stop by and see what's new:

The VANGUARD Project curriculum abstracts can now be searched by keyword and the results can be viewed online. Follow the menu items: OTHER VOCATIONAL GROUPS / PROJECT VANGUARD / KEYWORD SEARCH CURRICULA

You can search NCRVE product abstracts by keyword (a feature also available on the NCRVE WWW server) by following the menus: NCRVE PRODUCTS & SERVICES / NCRVE MATERIALS / KEYWORD SEARCHING / PRODUCT ABSTRACTS

VOCNET Subscription List Passes the 1,300 Mark

VOCNET, NCRVE's listserv discussion list, has grown 9% since October 1, to the current high of 1,388 subscribers. Approximately 260 items were posted in October-November, by about 180 different users. See the instructions below to see how you can participate.

Don't Forget Gopher and FTP!

Although the World Wide Web seems to be everyone's online medium of choice, NCRVE offers alternative paths to online information and communication. In addition to VocServe, the NCRVE Gopher and FTP servers offer plain text versions of most of the smaller documents that appear on the Web server. If you haven't visited the NCRVE Gopher recently, please stop by and see what's new.

How to Connect to NCRVE Electronic Services

World Wide Web--Point your internet WWW browser (Netscape, Mosaic, Lynx, etc.) to http://vocserve.berkeley.edu/

VocServe--To connect over the internet, telnet to vocserve.berkeley.edu; if you do not have access to telnet or if you prefer to connect directly by modem, dial 510-643-6793 (modem settings are 8 data bits, no parity, and 1 stop bit; speed can be up to 14,400 bits per second). Type GUEST at the initial prompt to have a look around. To create a permanent account on the system, type NEW at the initial prompt and you will enter the online registration process.

VOCNET--To subscribe, send a one-line e-mail message to LISTSERV@CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU that says:

subscribe vocnet yourfirstname yourlastname.

For example, Carl Perkins would send the message: subscribe vocnet Carl Perkins. Once you have subscribed, you may post items to VOCNET by sending e-mail to vocnet@cmsa.berkeley.edu; your message will be distributed by e-mail to all subscribers. VOCNET also exists as the Netnews newsgroup bit.listserv.vocnet.

Gopher--Point your Gopher client (TurboGopher, Netscape, etc.) to gopher://vocserve.berkeley.edu

FTP--Point your FTP program (Fetch, Netscape, etc.) to ftp://vocserve.berkeley.edu/FTP/ Log in with the user ID anonymous, and provide your e-mail address as the password.

DISSMN8--To subscribe, send a one-line e-mail message to LISTSERV@CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU that says:

subscribe dissmn8 yourfirstname yourlastname.

For example, Carl Perkins would send the message: subscribe dissmn8 Carl Perkins

Once you have subscribed, you may post items to DISSMN8 by sending e-mail to dissmn8@cmsa.berkeley.edu; your message will be distributed by e-mail to all subscribers.

For further information on NCRVE's electronic services, contact David Carlson at NCRVE by e-mail (dcarlson@uclink.berkeley.edu) or by phone (800-(old phone deleted)).



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