Computers & Geosciences, Volume 21, Number 7, 1995

John C. Butler
Department of Geosciences
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204

Announcing the ANON WWW home page

The ANNO Home Page is located at

Responses to the survey that was distributed in the first column are starting to come in; remember that there is about a 60 day lead time for publication. These data are being stored in a small database and a summary of the responses will appear in a future column.

Part of the Internet challenge is learning how to avoid that feeling of information overload. Future columns will focus on how several organizations are coping with the proliferation of Internet resources (including the International Association of Mathematical Geologists (IAMG) and the Computer Oriented Geological Society (COGS) headquartered in Denver, CO.). Another column will present the results of an experiment in which selected key words were submitted to several of the Internet search engines.

This node is part of an experiment designed to assess how/if Internet resources can be incorporated into the research and academic needs of the readers of Computers and Geosciences. As a diverse set of interests characterizes the readers of this journal, many of whom are members of the International Association of Mathematical Geologists (IAMG), the focus of this home page is not clear at this time and the need for a www home page remains an unknown. If there is a need for this Node, it must contain something useful and timely or the site will be yet another blind alley on the Internet and a waste of bandwidth.

Most of the effort that culminates in the production of www home pages is performed by volunteers. We offer a number of suggestions which can be viewed by following the links that follow. Throughout the accompanying text the reader will have ample opportunity to communicate with the organizers via e-mail. We will appreciate your comments, suggestions, and contributions.

As of the preparation of this column (May, 95) the ANON home page contains the following:

  1. A listing of links to www home pages of individuals who have registered with ANON. Registration is facilitated by the "mailto" command for those with browsers that support "forms" or those interested can send their home page URL to

  2. A listing of e-mail addresses of the respondents to the survey arranged alphabetically by last name by key words. [If any respondent wishes to be removed from this list please contact the author.]

  3. A listing of links to numerous Internet resources assembled by the ANON www managers.

  4. Abstracts of theses and dissertations that deal with topics thought to be of interest to readers of Computers and Geosciences; the one example currently available was submitted in response to a posting to several of the "geo" newsgroups.

Many of the organizations which the readers of this column belong to now have their own home page on the World Wide Web (WWW). A sense of the power of the Internet can be experienced by browsing the pages created by one of these organizations. A partial set of links is given in the ANON home page.

Please take a few minutes to browse ANONšs www home page and let us know what you think, what you would like, and what you are prepared to contribute.

   Since January 27, 1997