Re: Fwd: Webbib Online Library

From: Jim Pitkow (
Date: Thu, Jul 15 1999

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 12:20:52 PDT
From: Jim Pitkow <>
Message-Id: <99Jul15.122135pdt."360403">
Subject: Re: Fwd: Webbib Online Library

At 11:01 AM 7/15/99 , Jim Gettys wrote:
>Looks useful...

Amazingly useful.  Marc, can you contact Craig and see if there is someway
to integrate this with the repository?  I'd be great to have a mutually
beneficial system.


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>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 ( 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
>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
>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