Internet for information and resources on chemistry and physics
Koh, T. S., & Cheah, H. M. (1996, November). Internet for information and resources on chemistry and physics. Paper presented at the ERA-AARE Joint Conference, Singapore.
Koh, Thiam Seng
Cheah, Horn Mun
The huge amount of information and resources available on the Internet via the World Wide Web (WWW) makes the searching of a desired item of information a daunting task. Finding a suitable point to start the search can prove to be a bewildering experience for the Internet novice. This presentation will describe the origin and the development of the ChemistryWeb Internet Resources and the Physics Resource Page of the Division of Chemistry and Division of Physics respectively at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. These resource WWW pages are intended as user friendly gateways to accessing the Internet for information and resources on chemistry and physics from Singapore. The structure of these WWW pages and the guiding principles behind its development will be highlighted. These will include the intended audience and the levels of information available. These WWW pages serve not only to provide information about the division's teaching and research programmes but, more importantly, to provide an organised structure of information and resources related to Chemistry and Physics on the Internet for research and teaching. The presentation will conclude with some discussion on the problems of developing and maintaining these WWW Web pages.