SWDI testbed: Return of the Virtual Library?

Don't know if this would be of interest, but the World Wide Web Virtual
Library (WWW VL, http://vlib.org/) is currently stuck for somewhere to
host their search engine.

I've offered some space/resources in Bristol, but it occurs to me that WWW
VL might be an interesting testbed for Semantic Web stuff, although the
W3C-WWWVL connection was broken a few years back (not sure of details).

The VL is still pretty interesting. Not as dynamic as Open Directory,
about.com etc nor as library-like as CORC and the Subject Gateway
catalogues, but nevertheless an interesting example of a not-for-profit
distributed internet catalogue.

Just a thought...


from http://vlib.org/AboutVL.html
The VL is the oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the
creator of html and the web itself. Unlike commercial catalogs, it is run
by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for
particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the
biggest index of the web, the VL pages are widely recognised as being
amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the web

Received on Friday, 7 April 2000 16:51:50 UTC