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W3C's Editor/Browser: Amaya
Amaya is a browser/authoring tool for publi-
shing documents on the Web. It is used to
demonstrate and test many of the new deve-
lopments in Web protocols and data formats.
Given the fast-moving nature of Web tech-
nology, Amaya has a central role to play. It is
versatile and extensible and is available on
both Unix and Windows '95/NT platforms.
Amaya has a counterpart called Jigsaw,
which plays a similar role on the server side.
Amaya is a complete Web browsing and
authoring environment and comes equipped
with a `WYSIWYG style' of interface, simi-
lar to that of the most popular commercial
browsers.With such an interface, users can
easily generate HTML and XHTML pages,
as well as CSS style sheets, MathML expres-
sions, and SVG drawings (full support of
SVG is not yet available, however). Amaya
includes a collaborative annotation applica-
tion based on Resource Description
Framework (RDF), XLink and XPointer.
The current public release is Amaya 6.2 and
is available both in source code and ready-
to-use forms.The Amaya software is written
in C and is available for Windows, Unix
platforms and Mac OS X.
The editor/browser can be freely downloa-
ded from the W3C site:
Metadata harvesting: Arc source code
The Digital Library Group at the Old
Dominion University is pleased to announ-
ce the availability of Arc through Source-
Forge. Arc is released under the NCSA
Open Source License. Arc is a federated
search service based on the Open Archives
Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
(OAI-PMH). It includes a harvester, which
automates backups across multivendor plat-
forms and works from a Web portal - giving
it the ability to consolidate the management
of remote office storage environments.
Some analysts are calling CA's new Bright
Stor Portal management software almost
unique in its ability to integrate multivendor
backup products under a single management
umbrella.The Islandia, NY, based compa-
ny's product uses a browser interface to let
storage administrators access and control
their networked storage resources across a
variety of platforms and operating systems.
CA uses an XML-based interface it calls
iSponsor/iGateway technology to integrate
with storage management applications
from Network Appliance Inc., StoreAge
Networking Technologies Ltd, Fort Hill
Systems Inc. (formerly Cache Ware Inc.) and
LXI Corp., as well as CA's own BrightStor
storage management applications, including
BrightStor Enterprise Backup, BrightStor
ARCserve Backup, BrightStor SRM and
BrightStor SAN Manager.
harvests OAI-PMH 1.x and 2.0 compliant
repositories, a search engine together with a
simple and advanced search interface, and
an OAI-PMH layer over harvested metadata.
It is based on Java Servlet technology and
requires JDK1.4,Tomcat 4.0x, and a
RDBMS server (tested with Oracle and
MySQL). Arc can be configured for a spe-
cific community, which is encouraged to
participate in (besides using) extending and
enhancing Arc by providing support for
parallel metadata sets specific to different
communities, enhancing and customising
search interfaces, adding post-processing
etc. A demonstration instantiation is run-
ning at, which cur-
rently harvests some 100 OAI-PMH
compliant repositories.
CA introduces multivendor storage
management software
Computer Associates International Inc.
announced on 23 September a storage
management application that discovers
devices on a storage-area network (SAN),
Hong Kong 2003 Conference: Technoscience, Material Culture and Everyday Life
26-29 March 2003
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
This conference will explore the growing interconnectedness of technoscience, culture and everyday life in
the twenty-first century global village.With the previously separated categories of science and technology
inexorably merging in postmodern society, technoscience is reshaping not only our daily lives, but also the
ways that we define who we are. As the new mechanisms of technoscience change our cultural forms and
practice, and as the diverse implications of new means of storing and communicating information affect
how we view our communities, our identities and our bodies, cultural critics need to examine how all
these factors are altering our conditions of perception and the prevailing structure of cultural experience.
Paper proposals must be received by January 10, 2003.
ACH/ALLC 2003: Web X: A Decade of the World Wide Web
29 May - 2 June 2003
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
The joint conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary
and Linguistic Computing is the oldest established meeting of scholars working at the intersection of advanced
information technologies and the humanities, annually attracting a distinguished international community at
the forefront of their fields.The theme for the 2003 conference is `Web X: A Decade of the World Wide Web',
and it will include plenary addresses by leading scholars, including Marie-Laure Ryan, author of 'Narrative
as Virtual Reality: Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media' and `Cyberspace
Textuality: Computer Technology and Literary Theory'. Deadline for Papers: November 15, 2002