Introduction to the Internet: Outline

1. What is the Internet?

An overview
How to get the most out of going online

2. E-mail: what, why, how

Demo:
how to send e-mail

3. Usenet and Listserv: what, why, how

Why lurking on a list is a great introduction to newcomers on net protocol
Demo:
Read news via INFO

** Break **

4. FTP/Telnet: what, why, how

Demo:
What is FTP? What can you get? What do you need to know to use it?
What is telnet? Why do you need to know about it?
Hands-on:
How to use telnet

5. Gopher: what, why, how

Hands-on:
gopher
Demo:
veronica

** Lunch **

6. World Wide Web: what, why, how

Demo:
lynx, Netscape
Hands-on:
AltaVista (indexer)
Yahoo (categorizer)
Rutgers University Libraries Web Guides (pathfinders)
Starting Points for Exploring the Internet

7. Getting connected to the Internet:

How to get connected, and questions to ask
Potential service providers
Types of connections:
Online services
E-mail accounts
Dial-up/Shell accounts
SLIP/PPP accounts (differences)
Direct access

8. Being Internet aware and other important issues:

Netiquette (Network etiquette)
Security and privacy issues
Why librarians need to understand the Internet

Definitions * Introduction to E-mail * Introduction to Discussion Groups & Listservs * Introduction to telnet, FTP, & gopher * Other Resources
Questions? Comments? Ka-Neng Au (au@andromeda.rutgers.edu)
http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~au/workshop/int-out.htm
Updated April 14, 1997