|Re: BUILDING MATERIALS RESEAR||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Tom Patton (tomunison.com)|
|Date: Mon, 11 Apr 1994 17:05:40 +0600 (CST)|
On Mon, 11 Apr 1994, Tom Patton wrote: > > Someone informed me today that there are Usenet newsgroups devoted to > > homebuilding. Do any of you have knowledge about the name or content of > > such a newsgroup? > > The two newsgroups I have seen are: > > alt.architecture > alt.architecture.alternative I came across a *huge* amount of info on architecutre/building resources on the net. Found it with mosaic. The location of the document is: gopher://una.hh.lib.umich.edu/00/inetdirsstacks/archi%3abrown But I thought I'd include it for those with limited internet access, though it is a bit long. Although this is in response to a particular question, it seems like relevant info for all involved in co-housing. Enjoy -----------------------------------\/--------------------------------- Tom Patton Unison-Tymlabs tom_patton [at] unison.com Austin, Texas USA -----------------------------------/\--------------------------------- _______________________________________________ INTERNET SOURCES: ARCHITECTURE/BUILDING Compiled by Jeanne M. Brown Architecture Studies Librarian University of Nevada, Las Vegas This edition is dated February 1994. Additions and/or changes to the previous edition (11-93) are indicated with an *. All of Section 1c and Section 11 are additions. Thanks to Kim Larsen, Peter Stott, Kazys Varnelis, Gunter Enzi, and Ziga Turk for their comments and suggestions. I plan on issuing periodic revisions and additions, to be posted to the University of Michigan Clearinghouse for Subject-Oriented Internet Research Guides, and would appreciate receiving corrections and/or suggestions. They may be sent to jeanneb [at] nevada.edu or to Jeanne Brown, The University Libraries, Box 45-7001, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154-7001. This is not purported to be a comprehensive list; nor can I guarantee that it is completely error free. Nonetheless it is hoped that it will assist those interested in architecture and building in their use and explorations of the Internet. Knowledge of basic Internet operations such as gopher, telnet, ftp etc. is assumed. Keywords include: architecture, building, construction, AEC Copyright: Permission is granted to use this material for non-commercial purposes, provided the author is credited. Contents: Section 1: Gopher Collections a. general collections of which architecture is a part b. gophers devoted to architecture/ construction/ building * c. gophers of architecture schools/university programs Section 2: WWW-based Information Servers Section 3: Electronic Journals Section 4: Listservs Section 5: Newsgroups Section 6: Full Text Section 7: Images Section 8: Indexes Section 9: Library Catalogs Section 10: FTP Sites * Section 11: Government Information Sources Format: Following the gopher, ftp, www, or telnet address, separated by slashes, is the path to the material described. For example, UNLV's Architecture Studies Department has material on the UNLV gopher, but to get there you must first gopher to sparkie.nevada.edu, then choose UNLV Campus Information, then choose College of Engineering, before finally being offered the choice Architecture Studies. This is indicated in the standard format: sparkie.nevada.edu/UNLV Campus Information/College of Engineering/Architecture Studies ************************************************ Section 1: Gopher Collections. a. Many gophers are offering information grouped by subject or discipline. A few which have good sections devoted to art and architecture, fine arts, and/or architecture alone are listed here. NCSU's discipline approach. One of the few that have separated architecture from art. At this gopher, as of 11/93, you will find ADA Regulations, Archigopher, Architronic, and Archpics. Gopher to dewey.lib.ncsu.edu/ NCSU's Library Without Walls/ Study Carrels/ Architecture (or Disability Information for the ADA Regulations). * RiceInfo, Rice University discipline approach. gopher to riceinfo.rice.edu/ 1/ subject/ architecture. One of the two gophers (along with NCSU) currently listed in gopher jewels under architecture, with a relatively extensive menu including standard sources such as Archigopher, but also some not usually seen, such as the menu choice for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and Netspiro (the UCB image library). In my opinion, currently the best of this type for architecture and related fields (termed in RiceInfo as sub-fields, and including building/construction, computer graphics/cad, design, environment, horticulture, and urban planning). UCSB's discipline approach. This combines art and architecture. Gopher to ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu/ gopher central/ Donald C. Davidson Library Gopher/ the Arts Library/ Art and Architecture. As of 11/93 you will find the ACM SIGGRAPH Online Bibliography Project, Archigopher, Artbase: Bibliography of Arts Online, Ceramics gopher, Listservs in Art, the Vatican Library Exhibition, and a UCSB Library Reference Guide for Art. Library of Congress' discipline approach. Gopher to marvel.loc.gov/The Global Electronic Library/ The Arts. Output Magazine. It calls itself a magazine, but its really a collection of items gleaned from the Internet. It is all supposed to be design-related, although the relation is sometimes only in the eye of its creator. Gopher to bongo.cc.utexas.edu/ UT Austin/ Departments and Projects/ Output Magazine. Includes postings from various net lists, such as DESIGN-L (see mailing lists on initial menu). Carnegie Mellon's gopher is Mac-based, with lots of Mac compressed files. Gopher to english- server.hss.cmu.edu/ Art and Architecture. Includes postings from alt.architecture (newsgroup), Architronic, image files and more. b. The following gophers are devoted specifically to architecture, building construction, and related fields. libra.arch.umich.edu Archigopher. Currently concentrating on images, it plans to expand, and serve the cause of "dissemination of architectural knowledge." Included are samples of Palladio's architectural projects, CAD images, lunar architecture, and Greek architecture. daedalus.edc.rmit.edu.au DAEDALUS Design Gopher. An experimental gopher at the Centre for Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, it is intended to provide "virtual document collections that reflect the original nature of the research being undertaken at the Centre." The particular focus of the Centre is environmental design. Links are provided to other net sources under the subjects architecture, building & construction, design, horticulture, urban planning, and environment. The Co-operative Network for Building Researchers is using this gopher as a home as well, with a database of members. * gopher.tno.nl Building and Construction Research (TNO-Bouw). Menu choices include Centre for Building Research, Centre for Fire Research, Building Technology, Indoor Environment, and others. Netherlands R & D/ consulting center. gopher.tue.nl OASE (Online Architecture Students of Eindhoven), Netherlands * irma.hs.jhu.edu IRMA (Information Reference Model for AEC) archive. It contains papers, archives from the email conference, and software utilities. ari.technion.ac.il From researchers and students at the faculty of Architecture & Town Planning, Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology. Topics, according to the information they have provided, will include "recent construction technologies, professional and student architectural projects, and historical/theoretical material relevant to architectural research." * gopher.fagg.uni-lj.si ICARIS -- Integrated CAD in AEC Research Information Server, from Slovenia. Just started in August 1993. "The server should collect information related to research . . . in . . . : topics of the CIB W78, integrated computer aided design in architecture-engineering-construction industries, topics of the CBR (Computers and Building Regulations), AEC Information Systems, and automation in construction in general." * gopher.iuav.unive.it Istituto Universitario di Architetture, Venice In addition to information about the school, it contains (among other things) a link to its library catalog, and a demonstration WAIS-searchable SGML database. * c. More and more university departments and schools are taking advantage of the capabilities of gopher to mount information on their programs. Most are "under development." Many offer menu choices that prove to have little or no information attached. Their addresses are included for those interested in this area of gopher development. * cwis.usc.edu/University Information/ Catalogue/ School of Architecture University of Southern California. Probably the most extensive data I found for an architecture school gopher. Another approach to finding information on this gopher related to the School of Architecture is to search the indexes (a choice on the first menu) by "architecture". This turned up the School of Architecture's responses to the provost's questions regarding strategic planning, as well as information on the Architecture Library. * sparkie.nevada.edu/UNLV Campus Information/ College of Engineering/ Architecture Studies University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Planning is underway to expand in the next several months. * gopher.iuav.unive.it Istituto Universitario di Architetture, Venice. It includes syllabi and research projects of the faculty (in Italian) as well as other non-school items. * gopher.architecture.mcgill.ca Produced by the students in an Architectural Modeling class, the projects in siteX provide the substance here. * isdec.vc.cvut.cz/ctu inform./ architecture Czech Technical University. A description of the program, and staff information. * jeeves.egr.msu.edu/composite materials and structures center Michigan State University, engineering primarily. The center's information includes newsletters and a calendar of conferences in the US with the dates of the conference, ate the abstract is due, and date the paper is due. * gopher.brown.edu/Departments/History of Art and Architecture Brown University. Departmental description and concentration requirements. * gopher.uoregon.edu/Architecture University of Oregon * yaleinfo.yale.edu/Architecture Yale. At the moment, only the school's academic calendar is posted, but it includes jury week! * minerva.acc.virginia.edu University of Virginia. Although only one of the three menu choices contains information (the description), the computers in planning menu choice to be developed is intriguing. * nic.hawaii.net University of Hawaii School of Architecture * gopher.msstate.edu /Resources of Interest to Your Field of Study/School of Architecture Mississippi State University * info.umd.edu University of Maryland School of Architecture * bongo.cc.utexas.edu/UT Austin/Departments and Projects/Output Magazine/SLAB and UT School of Architecture So far this is mostly links to other gophers of interest, but it promises that soon will be included SLAB Magazine, samples of work, and information files. * gumby.arch.umn.edu University of Minnesota, College of Architecture & Landscape Architecture. Nothing there yet but the advisement "under development." ************************************************ Section 2: WWW-based Information Servers The EDV-Lab at the Technical University of Vienna (Austria) has set up an architecture-related web site. Mosaic URL address: http://info.archlab.tuwien.ac.at/info. To enter the www system, telnet to info.cern.ch. One option will be www sites by location. For this site, choose location, then Austria. This web site includes connections to other architecture-related gophers, online art and architecture journals, architecture- related newsgroups, and miscellaneous. It (thanks to Gunter Enzi) also has produced a hypertext version of this list! Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has recently announced a gopher and a web site. To get to the web site telnet to www.lbl.gov, login:www. Access is provided to their gopher, their library catalog, and their publications list. The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has a Center for Building Science which has programs in Building Technologies (including windows and daylighting), Energy Analysis, and Indoor Air Quality. * Georgia Institute of Technology graphics, Visualization and Useability Center. www.gatech.edu/gvu/gvutop.html (See also Section 11: Government Information Sources.) ************************************************ Section 3: Electronic Journals Architronic, architecture's electronic journal, produced by Kent State University Department of Architecture and Environmental Design, is available at several sites, or you can subscribe by sending a message to LISTSERV [at] KENTVM.KENT.EDU : subscribe arcitron <name> * To have a look at the first issue, gopher to marvel.loc.gov/ Global Electronic Library/ the Arts/ Arts Journals. For the most recent issue, gopher to scorpio.kent.edu. Various gophers have different issues of Architronic. To generate a list of sites with Architectonic issues, search veronica. Although Architronic is the only electronic journal in architecture, related areas are fielding journals of their own. To find electronic journals in related areas, gopher to gopher.cic.net. Journals are organized in various ways, including subject. Art is a subject; Architecture is under the subject "Science" -- as are engineering, environment, and other topics of interest. ************************************************ Section 4: Listservs (Discussion Groups) Design-L: this discussion group interprets "design" broadly to include arts, architecture, industrial design, etc. The list owner pulls many postings from other discussion groups (like ARTCRIT) and newsgroups (like alt.architecture). To subscribe send the subscription request to LISTSERV@PSUVM or LISTSERV [at] PSUVM.PSU.EDU. If you want to view some recent postings, gopher to Daedalus or Output Magazine (see above in gopher section). The lighting discussion group is quite active (although less so with the establishment of newsgroup sci.engr.lighting), with postings ranging from technical to general discussions. To subscribe send subscription request to LIGHTING-REQUEST@garnet. nist.gov. The only specifically "architecture" discussion group is ARQUITECTURA-L, in Spanish, originating in Venezuela. To subscribe send a message to listserv [at] conicit.ve. Computer-related lists include AUTOCAD@jhuvm. hcf.jhu.edu, VTCAD-L@vtvm2.bitnet (or @vtvm2. cc.vt.edu), and GIF-L@itesmvf1.bitnet. There are others. * A couple of construction discussion groups are operating out of the UK: To subscribe to BUILT- ENVIRONMENT or IT-RD send a JOIN message (e.g. JOIN IT-RD First Name Last Name) to mailbase [at] mailbase.ac.uk. to browse the archives of mailbase lists, gopher to nisp.ncl.ac.uk. Lists are in sections, alphabetically by list name. * Consortium of Art and Architecture Historians (CAAH). This is a restricted list. To apply send a subscribe message to email@example.com or listserv [at] pucc.princeton.edu. You'll be given further instructions by email. * Cooperative Network for Building Researchers. To join send a message to edwards [at] rmit.edu.au with your name, department, institution; email, fax, phone and postal addresses; and indicate your main teaching and research areas. * ICARIS (see gopher description) also runs a discussion group. To subscribe send message to mailserv [at] fagg.uni-lj.si. the message should read SUBSCRIBE ICARIS-L * IRMA (also a gopher). to subscribe to the discussion list send mail to listserv@jhunix. hcf.jhu.edu with SUBSCRIBE IRMA-L in the body of the message. Lists of listservs in the arts, and their addresses, are available at many sites. e.g. gopher to ucsbuxa. ucsb.edu, choose gopher central, library gopher, arts library, art and architecture. For a selected list aimed at architecture interests, see the article in C&RL News April 1993. Easy access to the standard Kovacs list by academic discipline is provided at the University of Saskatchewan (gopher to gopher.usask.ca, choose Computing, then Internet Information, then Directory of Scholarly Electronic Conferences). This list is searchable by keyword. ************************************************ Section 5: Newsgroups * alt.architecture is the name of a "newsgroup" or informal discussion group. Some topics which have been discussed in the past are architecture schools, alternatives to fiberglass insulation, pedestrian malls, and gargoyles. You can read the most recent postings to alt.architecture by gophering to RiceInfo (see above). Other usenet newsgroups of interest are alt.cad, alt.planning.urban, sci.engr.lighting, and misc.consumers.house. The gopher at the Virginia Polytechnic (gopher.vt.edu) accesses 46 usenet news servers (each server has thousands of newsgroups), including their own. An excellent site for browsing through newsgroups. And hopefully your system will have local news feeds and readers (such as RN, TIN, or Trumpet) to read these groups at will. ************************************************ Section 6: Full Text Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The full- text of the ADA is available online at several locations. Gopher to vienna.hh.lib.umich.edu/ topics/ libraries/ ADA, or gopher to dewey.lib. ncsu.edu/library without walls/ study carrels/ disability information/ ADA. One problem with the online edition is that it is long, and frustrating to use if you want to do a quick browse. Perhaps soon there will be a searchable online edition. * Documents related to the ADA are at gopher info.umd.edu/educational resources/united states government/ ada regulations The Carnegie Mellon gopher (english-server.hss. cmu.edu) includes full text of some article-length pieces, e.g. "Office Patterns." Choose Art and Architecture, then Text. Architronic, the electronic journal described above, is of course also "full text." * Commerce Business Daily. Gopher to cscns.com. Searchable index for last day, and last ten days. Commerce Business Daily "announces invitations to bid on proposals requested by the US Federal Government. This gopher is updated every business day." ************************************************ Section 7: Images Unless you have mosaic on your system (and many of us do not), images on the Internet must be retrieved and downloaded before viewing. Software for viewing is also necessary. Several freeware software can be obtained easily from the Library of Congress gopher: marvel.loc.gov/ Library of Congress: Facilities, Activities, and Services/ Events and Exhibits/ Online Exhibits/ [any of the exhibits listed]/ viewers. Information in the README will help you select the appropriate viewer. CAD models, architecture projects, Palladio Image Archive, Lunar architecture --- all this and more can be found at the archigopher. Gopher to libra.arch. umich.edu. Johns Hopkins' gopher includes several images. Gopher to gopher.hs.jhu.edu, choose Images, then Architecture. Images are posted to the newsgroups alt.binaries. pictures.fine-art.graphics (for pictures done using computer graphics programs) and alt.binaries. pictures.fine-art.digitized (for reproductions). Archives are available for ftp from uxa.ecn.bgu. edu/pub/fine-art. The Carnegie-Mellon gopher (english-server.hss. cmu.edu) includes many images, as well as pointers to many of those elsewhere, in both dos and mac formats. Choose Art and Architecture, then either Gopher or Images. The Otis collection of images is available for ftp: ftp to sunsite.unc.edu/pub/multimedia/pictures/otis. * Texas A & M images collection. Gopher to gopher.tamu.edu / Hot topics: A & M's Most Popular Items/ Images Images include those from University of Michigan, the Vatican Library, the Bodleian Library, the University of Pennsylvania's Art History Slide Tray, and Johns Hopkins. * Mostly for mac: ftp to archie.au/graphics/ graphics/mirrors/Architecture * University of California Berkeley image library (requires xwindows). Accessible through Riceinfo (gopher to riceinfo.rice.edu/1/subjects/Architecture). ************************************************ Section 8: Indexes ACM SIGGRAPH Online Bibliography Project. Searchable by keyword, this online bibliography will turn up lots of material on such topics as CAD and computer graphics. It is available at several gophers, including UCSB and Library of Congress. Arizona State's Solar Energy Index can be searched by telnetting to pac.carl.org, choose Other Library Catalogs, then Arizona State. Uncover, a table of contents index covering many architecture periodicals (1986- ), is now accessible without charge. Telnet database.carl.org and choose Uncover. Archpics, an index to architectural illustrations, is available through the NCSU gopher (see above), or directly from Carnegie Mellon (telnet library.cmu. edu, login:library). Artbase: Bibliography of Arts Online is available at several gophers, including UCSB. * Art/Architecture titles from Princeton University Press. Gopher to gopher.pupress.princeton.edu ************************************************ Section 9: Library Catalogs (a sampling). To obtain the telnet address and logon procedures for libraries not listed below, gopher to yaleinfo.yale.edu, choose Research and Library Services, More Research and Library Services, Library Catalogs Beyond Yale. The list is searchable by location or keyword. Julia Morgan Collection, San Simeon: Calpoly State University, San Luis Obispo. Telnet library.calpoly. edu (to exit type x at menu). Roman Ecclesiastical Architecture, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Telnet uwmcat.lib.uwm.edu (to exit type exit or end). Columbia University Library. Telnet columbianet. columbia.edu (to exit type q twice). The Avery is the premier architecture collection; however their online catalog, named CLIO, dates from 1981 only. Carnegie Mellon. Telnet library.cmu.edu. Includes archpics, an index to architectural illustrations. * Iowa State Visual Resources Collection (College of Design) index. Gopher to isumvs.iastate.edu/ISU Research Information/VRC Indexes for medium, country, artist, title, style, technique, century, location. Includes architecture. EPA National Catalog Database. Telnet epaibm. rtpnc.epa.gov. Rensselaer Polytechnic (including a separate architecture slides database). Telnet infotrax. rotary.its.rpi.edu. About 30,000 volumes in architecture, with a special interest in emerging technologies. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (see WWW-based Information Servers above). University of California. Telnet melvyl.ucop.edu. In addition to strong collections in architecture at UCLA (23,000 volumes) and Berkeley (160,000 volumes), the UC Melvyl catalog is also a gateway to the catalogs of many other impressive collections including Harvard, Princeton, Penn State, Yale. Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (including Arizona State University). Telnet pac.carl.org. Arizona State has an architecture collection of about 20,000 volumes, and specializes in solar and energy efficient design. Harvard. Telnet hollis.harvard.edu. Login: hollis. VT100 required. About 235,000 volumes in architecture. Yale. Telnet umpg.ycc.yale.edu port 6520. VT100 required. About 75,000 volumes in architecture, with emphasis on theory and research. University of Michigan. Telnet hermes.merit.edu. At host? prompt type mirlyn. VT100 required. About 50,000 volumes in architecture. * University of Maryland College Park, including the National Trust Library. Telnet victor.umd.edu, select pac, select University of Maryland College Park. ************************************************ Section 10: FTP sites (Additional sites can be identified by searching archie). * Otis: sunsite.unc.edu/pub/multimedia/pictures/OTIS In addition to the OTIS choice, you can choose vatican archives or smithsonian. Disability info: handicap.shel.isc-br.com/pub/legal Iconoclass:nic.switch.ch/database/marburg/seiten (file ico.dok therein) * Mostly for mac: archie.au/graphics/ graphics/ mirrors/architecture Images posted to newsgroup alt.binaries. pictures.fine-art: ftp uxa.ecn.bgu.edu/pub/fine-art. ************************************************ *Section 11: Government Information Sources (a selection of those thought to be of interest to architecture/building. Extensive guides to government sources are found at the University of Michigan Clearinghouse for Subject-Oriented Internet Research Guides). * Many gophers link to government information, including (of course) the Library of Congress gopher (marvel.loc.gov) and InfoSlug at the University of California Santa Cruz (gopher to scilibx.ucsc.edu/the community/guide to government) * A good collection of US government gophers can be found at the UC-Irvine gopher. Gopher to gopher- server.cwis.uci.edu/ virtual reference desk / US government gophers. * NTIS FedWorld, in addition to NTIS information, is a major gateway to government information, but difficult to access as often busy. Telnet fedworld.gov * Environmental Protection Agency gopher. Gopher to rtpnc.epa.gov. It includes ACCESS EPA, a directory full of information, that also refers you to other sources, and a link to the EPA online library catalog. * Water Resources. Gopher to gopher.c-wr.siu.edu. This is not produced by the government, but includes some government-produced information, such as the USGS WRSIC Research Abstracts. * NSF: ftp or gopher to stis.nsf.gov Publications, awards, agencies. Also links to other government gophers. * Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register. Gopher to gopher.netsys.com / counterpoint publishing. Searchable, but full information available only for a fee. * US National Archives, Center for Electronic Records. ftp to ftp.cu.nih.gov/ NARA_ELECTRONIC The file contains the Center's title list of data files. Or gopher to marvel.loc.gov/ federal government information/ national libraries and national archives. * OSHA gopher, including image software, medical library, research grants, workstation ergonomics, and a searchable OSHA database. Gopher to stellate.health.ufl.edu * National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gopher to zserve.nist.gov Including information on their laboratory programs, such as the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, and the Building and Fire Research Laboratory. * Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division gopher and www site. Gopher to jupiter.esd.ornl.gov. WWW server: http://jupiter.esd.ornl.gov. * US Budget, searchable by keyword: gopher- server.cwis.uci.edu/ virtual reference desk * Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. A WAIS- searchable database. Available on the WAIS list, or gopher to marvel.loc.gov/federal government information/ federal information resources/ information by agency/ general information resources * Environmental Safety and Health Information Center. A WAIS-searchable database. * Census of Population and Housing -- 1990 data with comparisons from 1980. Gopher to bigcat.missouri.edu/ reference center. * Federal Information Exchange, on research programs, grants and more. Gopher to fedix.fie.com archnet2 2-94 ..
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