[Web4lib] Libweb - So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Takanori Hayashi tzhaya at affrc.go.jp
Tue Aug 23 11:37:41 EDT 2011

Hi, Thomas,

I'm a first site manager of "Jump to Library (in Japan) - Japan OPAC List",
(http://ss.cc.affrc.go.jp/ric/opac/opac.html) from Jun. 1994 to now.

Of course, in this page link to your gold web site - Libweb in old
Berkeley SunSITE.
Libweb open the new door of a library that go to and the internet,
I show the future of a library from this door. It is very interesting
world for the rookie librarian.

Now, I am called "system librarian" (but also "troublesome cataloger" :-),
Libweb is best teacher for studying new librarian skills and zen.

Many thanks and good luck!

Takanori Hayashi
Library System Manager
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Information Technology Center
tzhaya at affrc.go.jp

2011/8/23 Thomas Dowling <tdowling at ohiolink.edu>:
> On May 24, 1994, I posted to Web4Lib:
>  Rushing in where angels fear to tread, I have recklessly
>  volunteered to keep a list of Library-oriented Web servers...
> And so was born a little service called Libweb, which optimistically
> promised to maintain a list of library home pages, back when such things
> were almost rare enough to count onyour hands.
> Libweb is now over 17 years old, or a spry 79 in web years (at the
> official TimBL exchange rate of 2.6 months -> 1 web year:
> http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/FAQ.html).  It has outlived its first
> two hosting services and is approaching the end of its third.  I seldom
> find time to update it any more, and there's this thing called Google now,
> which wasn't around in 1994.  It works like this:
>  http://lmgtfy.com/?q=cross+plains+wi+public+library
> And so I'm going to put Libweb out to pasture.  The current site will stay
> up until the end of the year, at
> http://lists.webjunction.org/libweb/ but I won't post any more updates,
> and the good folks at WebJunction will turn it off sometime in December.
> My heartfelt thanks to them, to the old Berkeley SunSITE, and to the
> University of Washington Libraries for hosting the site over the years.
> And of course to the many library web folks who provided their URLs and
> taught me so much about web design.
> --
> Thomas Dowling
> Assistant Director of Library Systems - Web
>  Presence and Interface Development
> Ohio Library and Information Network
> tdowling at ohiolink.edu
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