Looking for Web sites harvesting tool

Chen, Shu Shu.Chen at rrcc.cccoes.edu
Fri Dec 5 16:40:49 EST 1997

I am on a mission to collect Web sites for different topics, and I am
looking for a tool that allows me to collect Web sites into my own html
files with some ease.  Ideally the tool would take down the url from the
current active Web browser and gives me a window to put in clickable
text and description/abstract type of information, and also allows me to
save the collection in an html file.  

I have spent two days searching for such a thing on the Web, but have
not found one yet.  Does anyone know if there is such a tool out there?
Or do I have to do an awful lot of copy and paste to get the job done?
Thanks in advance for any hints and directions!

> ----------
> From: 	Ernest Perez[SMTP:perez at opac.osl.state.or.us]
> Reply To: 	perez at opac.osl.state.or.us
> Sent: 	Friday, December 05, 1997 1:43 PM
> To: 	Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: 	Re: harvesting in the www for public libraries
> Maike Jakobs writes:
> > I'm student of Library science in Hamburg at the department of
> Library and
> > Information Studies. I'm writing my thesis on harvesting in the www
> for
> > public libraries.
> > Please would you kindly share with me your experiences in gathering
> Internet
> > Sites.
> > I'm especially interested if somebody is working with search agent
> software
> > (for example Forefronts Webseeker). Would you say that such programs
> are a
> > easy and efficient way to gather Internet Sites? I'm looking for a
> faster way
> > to do my searches than to use all the different search engines.
> I'd recommend you look at the demo download of Copernic, running on
> Windows95.  I've found it to be quite useful in effortless quick scan
> of
> several major search engines. If you pay the registration fee to go
> past
> the time-out demo limit, you also get an automatically-updating
> feature
> which downloads new host search engine definitions and updates to
> current hosts.
> FYI, they recently won the Ziff-Davis (computer magazine publisher)
> award for "most valuable Internet tool," or some such. It's featured
> in
> their downloads archive.  I append below a short blurb from a private
> site which links to and recommends Copernic.
> Cheers,
> -ernest perez
> Ernest Perez//Oregon State
> Library//perez at opac.osl.state.or.us//503-378-4243
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> ------
> "We've all heard that, given enough time, a million monkeys at a
> million
> keyboards could produce the works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the
> Internet, we know this is not true."
> >  Copernic 32-bit 1.1a (1.90 mb) Find what you want easier and faster
> with Copernic! Copernic
> > is an intelligent agent that carries out your net-searches by
> consulting simultaneously the most
> > important search engines of the Web. It features a history of your
> searches, making sure that
> > the precious information found on the Internet is always classified
> and handy. This software also
> > lets you update, modify and refine your searches by using a flexible
> and user-friendly interface
> > which has the touch and feel of most common e-mail applications.
> Homepage at <http://www.copernic.com>

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