Fwd: Webbib Online Library

From: Jim Gettys (jg@pa.dec.com)
Date: Thu, Jul 15 1999


Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 11:01:23 -0700
From: jg@pa.dec.com (Jim Gettys)
Message-Id: <9907151801.AA04618@pachyderm.pa.dec.com>
To: www-wca@w3.org
Subject: Fwd: Webbib Online Library


Looks useful...
			- Jim


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From: Craig Wills <cew@owl.WPI.EDU>
Message-Id: <199907151757.NAA23538@sequoia.WPI.EDU>
To: jg@pa.dec.com
Subject: Webbib Online Library
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 99 13:57:03 -0400

Jim -
	Hi, we met at the Web Characterization Workshop at MIT last year.
Thought you might find this to be a useful resource.
				- Craig

The Webbib digital library (http://www.cs.wpi.edu/~webbib/) is an extensive
online bibliography of literature relevant to distributed systems topics as
they relate to the World Wide Web.  The core bibliography currently
contains over 350 Web-related papers (over 1600 total papers) from Systems,
Networking, Internet/Web and Performance journals/conferences.  Particular
topics of interest are network protocols, caching architecture, cache
replacement, cache coherency, characterization of the Web and Web
performance.

In addition to typical bibliographic information, most bib entries contain
an online link to the contents of a paper, its list of references, and a
list of papers that reference it.  Bibliographic information is used to
create author lists and determine reference counts for individual papers
and authors.  This analysis allows influential work to be identified.

The library is maintained in a semi-automated manner by tracking sources of
information (conferences/journals) for new articles.  This approach results
in a library that is relatively complete in its contents and timely in its
updates.

We make Webbib available as a resource to researchers and practitioners
in the field.  Any comments or suggestions concerning the library,
particularly cases of missing information (online links to paper contents)
or relevant references.  The focus of Webbib is on journal and conference
papers with technical reports generally appearing only if they are
frequently cited by other papers.
				- Craig Wills
				  Associate Professor
				  Computer Science Department
				  Worcester Polytechnic Institute
				  100 Institute Road
				  Worcester, MA 01609
				  cew@cs.wpi.edu
				  http://www.cs.wpi.edu/~cew