WWW extensions

Bibliography, recommended reading, for one chapter of the courses by Paul Nieuwenhuysen



ActiveX.com [online]
Available from: http://www.download.com/PC/Activex/ [cited 1998]



A leaner, meaner markup language. (Technology update) (about XML)
Online & CDROM Review, Vol. 21, No. 3, 1997, pp. 181-184.



XML. Introductory paper. [online]
Available from: http://www.coe.missouri.edu/~DL/iDLR/viewpaper.php?pid=12 [cited 2005]


Adams, Katherine

The Semantic Web: differentiating between taxonomies and ontologies.
Online, July/August 2002, pp. 21-23.


Addison, Chris

Webwatch: The Semantic Web.
Inf. Devel., Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2001, pp. 83-84.


Armstrong, C.J.

Metadata, pics and quality.
Online & CDROM Review, 1997, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 217-222.


Arnold, Stephen, and Arnold, Erik S.

Push technology. Driving traditional online into a corner.
Database, August/September 1997, pp. 37-46.


Bala, Janet I.

What is this XML thing and why do I need to know about it?
Computers in Libraries, September 2002, pp. 39-41.


Banerjee, Kyle

How does XML help libraries?
Computers in Libraries, September 2002, pp. 31-34.


Banks, Michael A.

The Internet unplugged: utilities and techniques for Internet productivity... online and off.
Wilton, CT : Pemberton Press, 1997. 251 pp.

4. Internet support software basics

What is support software?

Add-ons, plug-ins, and controls

What can add-ons do for me?

Helper programs

Software and information sources


Berners-Lee, Tim, Hendler, James, and Lassila, Ora

The Semantic Web: A new form of Web content that is meaningful to computers will unleash a revolution of new possibilities.
Scientific American, May 2001, pp.29-37.


Bing, Michelle

Push: a technology with staying power?
Database, August/September 1997, pp. 27-30.


Bonner, Paul

The semantic web.
PC Magazine (USA),  July 2002, IP01-IP04.


Breeding, Marshall

Understanding the protocol for metadata harvesting of the Open Archives Initiative.
Computers in Libraries, September 2002, pp. 24-29.


Browning, John

Cyber view: The Internet is learning to censor itself.
Scientific American, September 1996, pp. 20.


Brunelle, Bette

Linking: the state of play today.
VINE 123, 2001?, pp. 50-54.


Aggregated full text

Linking standards

Preprocessed (static) vs. live (dynamic) links


LitLink and SFX

The user experience of linking



Cahlin, Michael

Internet: The Web delivers: pushing information.
Personal Computer World (U.S.A.), March 1998, pp. 166-174.


De Bra, Paul

Nieuwe WWW technologieën.
Informatie en informatiebeleid, zomer 1997, No. 2, pp. 113-119.


DiNucci, Darcy, with Giudice, Maria, and Stiles, Lynne

Elements of Web design.
Berkeley : Peachpit Press, 1997. 205 p.


Programming the Web

Keeping the site fresh

HTML reference



Dobson, Rick

Dynamic HTML and scriplets add life. (Tech Outlook '98.)
BYTE, January 1998, p. 79.


Dowling, Thomas

Static-free web sites.
Netconnect, Summer 2001, pp. 39-41.

how application servers and scripting languages can free your site from one-size-fits-all flat HTML pages


Dragan, Richard V.

JavaBeans 1.0: a new model for building dynamic, interactive components for the Internet.
PC Magazine (USA), February 4, 1997, pp. 223-226.


Dvorak, John C.

Java: a born loser.
PC Magazine (USA), June 25, 1996, pp. 87.


Dysart. Joe

Custom pages on-the-fly. (A new model of interactivity emerges on the Web.)
Online, March/April 1998, pp. 39-44.


Ethier, Kay, and Abel, Scott

XML: the answer to everything? [online]
Free Software magazine, No. 1, February 2005, pp. 1-5. Available free of charge online.

This article weight th pros and cons of XML for some applications (publishing) and explores why it is the best possible solution for many programming and publishing needs.



Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK)
Module on Digitization and Digital Libraries.
Unit 2. Electronic documents and formats. [online]
Available free of charge from: http://www.imarkgroup.org/ 2005 [cited 2006], also published free of charge on CD-ROM.

Lesson 1. Electronic documenst and mark-up: introduction

Lesson 2: Character encoding: Latin and non-Latin scripts

Lesson 3. Formats of electronic pictures

Lesson 4. Presentational mark-up: HTML

Lesson 5. Descriptive mark-up: XML


Fichter, Darlene, and Cervone, Frank

Documents, data, information retrieval, & XML.
Online, November/December 2000, pp. 30-36.


Flohr, Udo

Put the space in cyberspace. (Create and explore 3-D Web worlds with the Virtual Reality Markup Language.)
Byte, March 1996, pp. 61-64.


Flynn, Jim, and Clarke, Bill

Java complete! How Java makes network-centric computing real.
Datamation, March 1, 1996, pp. 42-43.


Flynn, Jim, and Clarke, Bill

Active X unmasked. (Technology spotlight.)
Datamation, January 1997, pp. 134-144.


Funke, Susan

XML content finally arrives on the Web!
Searcher: the magazine for database professionals, October 1998, pp. 63-68.


Gilster, Paul

The Web Navigator.
New York : Wiley Computer Publishing, 1997.

8. Breakthrough Web technologies

Modes of interactivity

Java: towards an interactive Web

Using the Java-enabled page


Gonzalez, Sean

Java & Hot Java: waking up the Web. PC Tech / Internet Working. (The end of browser add-ons and the beginning of Web interaction.)
PC Magazine (USA), October 25, 1995, pp. 265-266.


Gonzalez, Sean

Scripting the Web: how CGI scripts can make World-Wide Web truly interactive. (PC Tech / Internetworking)
PC Magazine (USA), February 6, 1996, pp. 263, 265.


Halfhill, Tom R.

Agents and avatars.
Byte, February 1996, pp. 69-72.

Ae on-screen personifications the wave of the future or just a silly fad?


Halfhill, Tom R.

Cover story: Today the Web, tomorrow the World. (Is Java a serious programming language? Yes. Will it become a Windows killer? Maybe.)
Byte, January 1997, pp. 68-80.


Harris, Tom

How web animation works. [online]
Available from: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/web-animation.htm [cited 2005]


Hjelm, Johan

Creating the Semantic Web with RDF.
In: New York : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001.

1.      Metadata, resources, and the Resource Description Framework


Hunter, Jane L.

A survey of metadata research for organizing the Web.
Library Trends, Vol. 52, No. 2, Fall 2003, pp. 318-344.

1.      Introduction

2.      The key research areas

3.      Conclusions


Jacso, Peter

XML and digital librarians.
Computers in Libraries, September 2002, pp. 46-49.


Jones. Paul

Java and libraries.
In: D-Lib Magazine, March 1997. [online]


Kampherbeek, Jan

Kickstart tutorial XML. [online]
Available from: http://www.spiderpro.com/ , 2001. [cited 2005]


Kelly, Brian

The evolution of web protocols.
J. Doc., Vol. 55, No. 1, January 1999, pp. 71-81.

Background to web protocols

Data formats




The web and security




Kentie. Peter

Web graphics tools and techniques.
Berkeley : Peachpit Press, 1997, 311 p.

Adobe Acrobat and PDF

Java and JavaScript

ActiveX controls

Creating a VRML world


Lidsky, David

Push technology turns webmasters into webcasters.
InternetUser, Summer 1997, pp. 22-33.


Mace, Scott, Flohr, Udo, Dobson, Rick, and Graham, Tony

Weaving a better Web. (The features that made HTML so popular are causing the Web to fall apart. What's next?)
Byte, March 1998, pp. 58-68.

What's wrong with HTML

Fixes on the horizon

XML: bigger than HTML, smaller than SGML

Applications will drive XML acceptance

XML's structure and language elements (DTD, XSL, XLL)

Where is XML going?

DHTML: HTML gets richer

DHTML' four parts (HTML 4.0, CSS, DOM, Scripts)

Browser wars


McCarthy, Vance, and Gosling, James

Java complete! Gosling on Java.
Datamation, March 1, 1996, pp. 30-37.


McGraw, Gary, and Felten, Edward

Avoiding hostile applets. (How to minimize the risks of executable contents.)
Byte, May 1997, pp. 89-92.

System modification

Invasion of privacy

Denial of service


Java’s lines of defense

Using Java more safely now


Medeiros, Norm

XML and the resource description network: the great web hope.
Online, September/October 2000, pp. 37-40.


Neely, Mark

Find what you want on the Internet.
Harrogate, UK : Net.Works, 1998, 112 pp.

13. Meta-search engines

14. Intelligent agents


Nieuwenhuysen, P., and Vanouplines, P.

Document+program hybrids in the Internet and their impact on information transfer.
Online & CDROM Review (The International Journal of Online, Optical & Networked Information), Vol. 22, 1998, No. 2, pp. 55-72.


Nilsson, B.A., and Robb, JoAnne

Invasion of the Webcasters. (Webcasters push news, stock quotes, software, horoscopes, and commercials directly to your PC's screen.
Personal Computer World (U.S.A.), September 1997, pp. 205-216.


Notess, Greg R.

Java creates new potential for Internet information.
Online, March/April 1996, pp. 82-86.


Nottingham, Mark

RSS Tutorial for Content Publishers and Webmasters. [online]
Available free of charge from: http://www.mnot.net/rss/tutorial/ [cited 2006]


Open Archives Forum

OAI for Beginners - the Open Archives Forum online tutorial. [online]
Available from: http://www.oaforum.org/tutorial/ [cited 2004]

1.      OAI for Beginners: Overview

2.      History and development of OAI-PMH


Poulter, Alan. Tseng, Gwyneth, and Sargent, Goff

The library and information professional's guide to the World Wide Web.
London : Library Association, 1999, 133 pp.

9. Associated Web technology


Powel, Andy

OpenResolver: a simple OpenURL resolver. [Online]
Ariadne, available from http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/resolver/


Quercia, Valerie

Internet in a nutshell: a desktop quick reference.
Sebastopol, CA : O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1997, ISBN 1-56592-323, 431 pp.

26. GIFs, applets, and other enhancements


Read, Tim, and Hall, Hazel

Java: an explosion on the Internet.
In: Online Information 96: Proceedings of the 20th International Online Information Meeting, London, December 1996. Edited by David I. Raitt and Ben Jeapes. Oxford : Learned Information. pp. 49-55.

Introduction: domestic interface developer to Internet dream product

Java environment and products

Software developer and use dilemmas - Java’s responses

Java’s competitors

Java applications



Resnick, Paul, and Miller, James

PICS: Internet access controls without censorship. (A labelling infrastructure for the Internet offers a flexible means of content selection and viewing.)
Communications of the ACM, Vol. 39, No. 10, October 1996, pp. 87-93.

Flexible blocking

What PICS doen’t specify

Other uses for labels



Resnick, Paul

Filtering information on the Internet. (Look for the labels to decide if unknown sofware and World-Wide Web sites are safe and interesting.)
Scientific American, March 1997, pp. 54-56.


Rohan, Rebecca Frances

Buiding better web pages.
San Diego  Academic Press, 1998, 288 p.

5. Ready-made drop-ins: Java applets, JavaScript, Active X, and plug-ins


Sadeh, Tamar

SFX and the OpenURL framework for the hybrid library. [Online]
In: Proceedings of the ELAG Conference, Prague, June 2001. Available from: http://www.stk.cz/elag2001/Papers/Welcome.html [cited 2002]


Samuels, Harry E.

Linking: where are we now and where are we going?
VINE, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2002, pp. 47-51.

Where we are now


Sankar, Krishna

Internet Explorer plug-in and ActiveX companion.
Que, 1997, 500 p.

Introducing ActiveX controls


Seltzer, Larry

Java environments.
PC Magazine (USA), April 7, 1998, pp. 137-160.

OS/2 Warp 4.0

Macintosh OS

Microsoft Windows 95 / Windows NT

Solaris 2.6

Semich, Bill, and Fisco, David

Java: Internet toy or enterprise tool.
Datamation, March 1, 1996, pp. 28-29.


Shoffner, Michael

Java business applications arrive.
Byte, August 1996, pp. 30.


Silva, Alberto, da Silva, M. Mira, and Delgado, José

A survey of Web information systems.
In: Proceedings of the AACE WebNet 97 World Conference on the WWW, Internet, & Intranet; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; November 1-5, 1997; organised by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education; 1083 p. Edited by Suave Lobinski and Ivan Tomek; printed as well as on CD-ROM in Adobe's Portable Document Format.

The main objective of this paper is to survey, in a schematic and generic way, the major models and approaches concerning the design, construction and execution of Web information systems.


Singhal, Sandeep, and Nguyen, Binh

The Java factor.
Communications of the ACM, June 1998, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp. 34-37.

Java language and platform attraction

Application environments big and small

Getting started


Singleton, Andrew

Wired on the Web.
Byte, January 1996, pp. 77-80.



Singhal, Sandeep, and Nguyen, Binh

The Java factor.
Communications of the ACM,  Vol. 41, No. 6, pp. 34-37.


Smith, Jim

All that Java.
Personal Computer World (England), February 1996, pp. 232-237.


Smith, Tony

Push and pull. ("Push" technology is the net's latest killer app, likely to pull in big bucks and eventually make the web as powerful a medium as TV.) [PointCast, Marimba, BackWeb, inCommon]
Personal Computer World (England), June 1997: pp. 198-204.


Sperberg-McQueen, C.M.

XML and the future of digital libraries.
The Journal of Academic Librarianship, July 1998, pp. 314-317.


Stanek, William Robert

Creating interactive page controls with ActiveX
Chapter 37 in: Microsoft FrontPage 98 (Third Edition), Indianapolis : Sams.net Publishing, 1998.

What is ActiveX?

Using ActiveX and ActiveX controls

Placing ActiveX controls on a Web page


Stanek, William Robert

Scripting with JavaScript.
Chapter 38 in: Microsoft FrontPage 98 (Third Edition), Indianapolis : Sams.net Publishing, 1998.


Stanek, William Robert

Adding Java applets to your Web pages.
Chapter 39 in: Microsoft FrontPage 98 (Third Edition), Indianapolis : Sams.net Publishing, 1998.

Getting to know Java

The truth about Java-empowered pages

How to use Java now


Stanek, William Robert

Taking style sheets to the next level.
PC Magazine (USA), December 1, 1998, pp. 333-334.


Stanek, William Robert

SMIL: the new web format for multimedia. PC Tech.
PC Magazine (USA), February 9, 1999, pp. 233-238.


Stefik, Mark

Trusted systems.
Scientific American, March 1997: pp. 68-71.


Stern, David

The OpenURL possibilities.
Online, March/April 2001, pp. 42-47.


Stevens, Alan

Network: Server-based computing: Centre of gravity. (Hosting applications and desktops centrally on a remote server is becoming an increasingly viable option, but what are the benefits?)
PC World UK, May 2004, pp. 167-170.


Server-based computing and Windows

Terminal Server and 2003

The Citrix connection

Pros of server-based computing

Cons of server-based computing


Sun Microsystems

About the Java Technology. [online]
Available free of charge from: http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/getStarted/intro/definition.html [cited 2006]


Tennant, Roy

XML: the digital library hammer.
Library J., March 15, 2001, pp.30, 32.



Guide to Network Resource Tools (GNRT). [online]
Available from: http://gnrt.terena.nl/ [cited 2004]

Dynamic HTML



Common Gateway Interface

Active Server Pages (ASP)


Application Program Interface (API)


Server Side Includes

Web databases

Web database tools

XML: What is it?

eXtensible Style Language

XML browser compatibility





Treijtel, Caspar

TEI: Text Encoding Initiative.
Informatie Professional, 9, 2006, pp. 34-36.


Tyma, Paul

Why are we using Java?
Communications of the ACM,  June 1998, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp. 38-42.


Udell, John

Your business needs the Web: Web-smart, platform independent applications are jump starting a Golden Age of software development. (Cover story)
Byte, August 1996, pp. 68-80.

How to exploit the Web’s dynamic nature

Integrating legacy systems

Building Web server-based applications

Understanding Java and ActiveX


Van den Berg, Eric

Het semantisch web. Nieuwe www-dimensie.
Informatie Professional, Jaargang 9, februari 2005, pp. 28-33.


Van Hof, Arthur, Shaio, Sami, and Starbuck, Orca

Java complete! What is this thing called Java?
Datamation, March 1, 1996, pp. 45-46.


Von Schweber, Linda and Erick

Internet: the web goes 3-D. (Virtual reality modeling language.)
PC Magazine (USA), November 5, 1996, pp. 229-238.


Von Schweber, Erick and Linda

Virtual reality. Software in the new millenium.
PC Magazine (USA), June 9, 1998, pp. 186.


Wang, Wallace

Steal this computer book.
San Francisco : No Starch Press, 1997. 340 pp.

16. Hostile Java applets


Wooley, Benjamin

Out of this world.
Personal Computer World (U.K.), February 1997, pp. 286-287.

About shared virtual worlds.


Vlietinck, Erik

Java versus ActiveX: de toekomst van network-computing. (Sun/Microsoft)
Data News No. 25, 20 September 1996, pp. 6, 8.