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October 1996 - Volume 13:2
Less Print - More Surf
Printout moves (mostly) OnlinePenn Printout debuted as an insert to Almanac on September 11, 1984, went solo in September 1990, and now returns to the Almanac fold. Why? Information Systems and Computing wants to integrate computing news more tightly into the computing web as we revamp the central computing pages. The Almanac partnership allows us to inform a wide readership about resources and documents that are developed primarily for the web. Penn's not quite ready for the paperless society yet, but it's clear that we're all ready to do at least a little less printing out and a little more surfing.
This page is our web version of the monthly Printout/Almanac Digest replete with hyperlinks to the resources discussed below. Penn Printout Online is also used as a vehicle to post news bulletins and alerts. If you'd like to receive e-mail notifying you that the online Printout has been updated, send a request to email@example.com -- please be sure to include your full e-mail address.
Electronic calendarsLooking for a computing course, seminar, or workshop? Check these online resources.
- Biomedical Library: http://
www.library.upenn.edu/ biomed/ forms/ workshop.html or call 898-5817
- Lippincott Library: http://
www.library.upenn.edu/ lippincott/ forms/ oltrain.html or call 898-5924
- Van Pelt Library: http://
www.library.upenn.edu/ vanpelt/ forms/ workshop.html or call 898-8118
- ISC's Technology Learning Services: http://
www.upenn.edu/ computing/isc/ttg/ coursemen.html or call 573-3102
Educom96 at PennPenn hosts Educom's 1996 conference on "Information Technology: Transcending Traditional Boundaries" at the Philadelphia Convention Center (October 8-11, 1996). See the Educom96 page for information -- or check ISC's Educom96: Cross-University Information Technology Initiatives page.
Modem AlertDid you catch the recent modem alert? If not, check out the changes to the modem pool service.
What's new in the computing web?The computing publications and documentation"page on the computing web (http://
www.upenn.edu/ computing/ help/doc/) contains links to the following new or updated publications.
- the fourth edition of PennNet Passport, the guide to PennNet and the Internet (also available for $5 from the Book Store)
- the ISC-supported software tipsheets, for instance: Netscape, FTP, Telnet, News, and anti-viral software for Macintosh, Windows 3.x, and Windows 95
- the Point-to-Point (PPP) modem configuration documentation for Macintosh, Windows 3.x, and Windows 95 users, as well as documentation on the new express modem service
- the third edition of the ResNet Guide, containing detailed information on configuring Macintosh, Windows 3.x, and Windows 95 systems for PennNet access in ResNet rooms
Other new or updated resources in the computing web include:
- a new computing lab page (http://
www.upenn.edu/ /computing/view/labs/) provides an overview of public computing labs and points to more detailed information available on the Penn Web
- new site license pages (http://
www.upenn.edu/ /computing/licenses/) detailing most of the software agreements negotiated by ISC
- an updated Windows 95 page (http://
www.upenn.edu/ computing/ help/ doc/ os/win95.html) announcing ISC support
- an updated 1996-1997 ISC-supported software page (http://
www.upenn.edu/ computing/ product/ ), which links to information about supported Macintosh, Windows 3.x, and Windows 95 software suites and lets you quickly download the software
- the annually updated desktop standards page (http://
nextb.dccs.upenn.edu/computing/ arch/ standards/ desktop-96-97.html), which details systems supported by the ISC until July 2000: general-purpose desktop systems as well as Cornerstone administrative systems.
What's new at the Penn Libraries?Web pages developed for Van Pelt College House (by S. Morgan Friedman) "Van Pelt in Van Pelt" look at the Penn Library Web from a student point of view. Check the Libraries' "What's New" page to visit this link, as well as find up-to-date information on the latest additions to the Library web.