Re: The future of meta-indices/libraries?

Martin Hamilton <>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 1994 12:37:59 --100
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Rob Raisch said:

$ So...
$ I propose the GRIP -- Global Resource Identification Project -- where 
$ -- managers of internet resources (a concept, to be clearly defined) are 
$ provided with an IAFA-like template of a form along the lines of:
$ 	Name:		Out Magazine
$ 	URL:		gopher://
$ 			news://enews.out
$ 	Location:	Palo Alto, CA
$ 	Description:	The world's leading magazine of gay and lesbian
$ 			issues.  Published monthly.
$ 	Keywords:	Gay Lesbian Homosexual Queer Politics Entertainment
$ 	Category:	Publications/Magazines
$ 			Politics/Gay and Lesbian Issues
$ 			Culture/Human Sexuality
$ 	Abstract:	{URL which points to a long description}

Methinks this stuff would sit nicely in the URC (URM? URT?) :-)

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Rob - was that what you had in mind?

$ -- the filled in template is retrieved on a regular basis from the 
$ resource site and used to create a number of navigation tools:
$ 	Under gopher:
$ 		GRIP/
$ 		 Publications/
$ 		  Magazines/
$ 		   Out Magazine/
$ 		    Information --> the text of the template
$ 		    To connect  --> points to the actual resource
$ 	Also incorporated in similar ways into databases accessable via 
$ 	WAIS/WWW/Whois++ etc.

I've just had one of those rare (for me!) "Eureka!" moments...

Have the resource author embed (at least) categorizing info in their
resource's meta-info (e.g. <head> element in HTML or gopher item
attributes), and robots can pick these up directly.

Next question:  where do the categories come from?!?

How about the Interpedia ? ;-)