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

Shannon E. Fox sfox at austincollege.edu
Tue Aug 23 11:50:41 EDT 2011

This was one of the very first sites I learned about, bookmarked and frequently used in library science school. :-)

Shannon Fox
Coordinator of Electronic Collections and Services
Austin College | Abell Library Center 
900 N. Grand Ave Ste. 6L | Sherman, Texas 75090
903.813.2559 | sfox at austincollege.edu

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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