Re: The future of meta-indices/libraries?
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 1994 21:56:04 --100
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Subject: Re: The future of meta-indices/libraries? 
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Content-Length: 1168 (Bjoern Stabell) writes:
> The problem is, these meta-libraries require much work
> to be kept up-to-date (and so, they usually aren't very
> up-to-date at all) and there are so many of them;
> resulting in most meta-libraries keeping a list of other
> meta-libraries. 

Actually, I'm very impressed with the CUI W3 Catalog.  Rather than  
merely listing other meta-libraries and indices, the CUI catalog  
intelligently incorporates the contents of selected low-noise lists  
(including ALIWEB).  I consistently get informative and relevant  
responses from CUI.

To some extent, I think it's good to have a variety of approaches,  
especially when places like CUI can provide a single interface to  
combine the strengths of the various systems.  But I agree that we  
should standardize on some system by which servers can provide  
meta-information, and I'd say we already have a winner with ALIWEB.

Paul Burchard	<>
``I'm still learning how to count backwards from infinity...''