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HYTELNET as Software for Accessing the Internet: A Personal Perspective on the Development of HYTELNET

Peter Scott (Small‐Systems Manager, University of Saskatchewan Libraries, Canada)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 January 1992

Abstract

The “community” of computers commonly referred to as the Internet contains vast amounts of information useful to librarians, scholars, networkers, businesspeople, professionals, and the general public. This information comprises online public‐access catalogs, full‐text databases, campuswide information systems, bulletin boards, and other types of knowledge bases. Until recently, discovering what is available has been a painful chore for the user. Paper directories exist, but they are out of date as soon as they are published, and they are cumbersome to update. The HYTELNET software, which gives a user the login addresses and passwords to every known remote site on the Internet, has made the process of finding sources easier. HYTELNET guides a user, with hypertext jumps, through the maze of information sources. This article explains how the program operates, what it comprises, and how it can be updated.

Citation

Scott, P. (1992), "HYTELNET as Software for Accessing the Internet: A Personal Perspective on the Development of HYTELNET", Internet Research, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 38-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047252

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MCB UP Ltd

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