CURRENT MEETING REPORT
Reported by Joyce K. Reynold, Infomation
Minutes of the User Services Working
Joyce Reynolds opened the session by providing a brief overview of "What is the USWG?" to the first time attendees. Next, attendees introduced themselves to the group and briefly explained their interest in the USV Area. A report on IETF User Services Area activities was presented by Joyce, which included USV Area Working Group Status and related USV Area Internet-Drafts. There are currently eight active working groups in this area. All of them held one or more sessions at the Los Angeles IETF. The USWG email list has moved:
The Humanities and Arts WG (HARTS) has a
new working group chair: Janet Max. Susan Siegfried resigned due
to a job change. Scott Stoner will continue to co-chair. Jennifer
Sellers has resigned as co-chair of the Internet School Networking
(ISN) WG. Sepi Boroumand will be replacing her. Jodi Ito will
continue to co-chair.
The following are the current USV Area related
documents in process:
Mr. Rafael Fernandez-Calvo, a member of
ISOC and chair of the Organizing Committee of the Spanish Chapter
of ISOC provided a pointer to a Spanish translation of the FYI
RFC, "Internet Users' Glossary" for the IETF user services
community and the RFC Editor:
Tom Newell (InterNIC Liaison) presented
an update on the USV-Web page, and an update on new InterNIC projects.
Joyce is tasked to provide additions/updates to the USV-Web page
and will work with Tom on this endeavor. Meanwhile, Tom welcomed
additional input and comments from the USWG. Tom gave the current
pointer to the USV-Web page:
Tom mentioned a new effort underway with
the ALA (American Library Association) and the InterNIC. This
is a project about Internet trainers, modular training formats
and development of related programs. It is still in development,
but if you would like updates or additional information, contact:
At the Dallas IETF, the USWG requested that
the NIC Locator database be demolished. Debbie Hamilton (InterNIC
Directory and Database Services Support) proceeded with the request.
The demolition was completed the week of 11 December 95.
Jill Foster (University of Newcastle, Jill.Foster@newcastle.ac.uk)
presented a report on related global liaison group activities
of TERENA's Information Services and User Support (ISUS) group.
For further information on eLib: http://ukoln.bath.ac.uk/elib/intro.html
For further information on the Netskills
Discussion/Participation of USWG projects
were next on the agenda. USWG project focus was placed on updates
to FYI 7 "FYI on Questions and Answers: Answers to Commonly
Asked "Experienced Internet User" Questions", (Also
RFC 1207), February 1991, and FYI 4 "FYI on Questions and
Answers: Answers to Commonly asked "New Internet User"
Questions", (Also RFC 1594), March 1994.
A brief discussion was held in regards to the future vision of the USV Area in the IETF for the next two years, and potential candidates for the USV Area Director position in 1998.