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Ei Village Opens Lecture Series

Magazine article Information Today

Ei Village Opens Lecture Series

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Engineering Information Village from Engineering Information Inc. (Ei) is about to launch its first online lecture and discussion, and the company plans to open it to the public. The URL for accessing the Web-based event, scheduled to appear November 7, is the Ei home page, at http://www.ei.org (click on "Lecture"). The keynote "speaker" is Shari Worthington, editor of the online publication Science & Engineering Network News (SENN). Her topic, aimed at assisting subscribers to Ei Village and others in the engineering community, is "Exploiting the Net: Finding and Using Technical Resources on the Internet."

The range of her subject will encompass the ins and outs of basic navigation tools: WWW, ftp, telnet, gopher, mailing lists, and Usenet groups; how to find what you need, when you need it; the best and the brightest of the online resources; and a look at which vendors are adding what Web capabilities to their products, such as mathematics, MRP, data analysis/ graphing, and data acquisition and control.

The lecture will remain posted for eight days on the Ei home page, during which time readers will be able to exchange questions and ideas with other attendees using Web-based newsgroup technology. On November 15, the lecturer will be on hand to field comments and questions interactively, through a chat session.

Worthington, who describes herself as a "scientist turned engineer turned editor," serves as executive director of the MacSciTech Association, in addition to her chores as editor in chief of the monthly SENN, which also appears in a print version. …

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