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Brian Kelly is WebWatching the eLib Project Sites.

This issue of Ariadne has the theme of eLib Projects. It is therefore timely for the regular WebWatch column to survey eLib project Web sites.

The aim of the survey is to use a number of Web-based tools to provide information on the entry points for eLib project Web sites and the Web sites themselves. The findings may be of interest to the eLib projects themselves and users of eLib projects. Perhaps more importantly, the findings may be of interest to new JISC-funded programmes.

The Survey

On 1st November 2000 a number of Web-based tools were used to survey the Web sites provided by eLib projects. The following tools were used:

Analysis of eLib project server software and operating system using Netcraft
The Netcraft service [1] was used to record the type of Web server software and the platform used to host the Web service.
Analysis of eLib project home page using Netmechanic
The Netmechanic service [2] was used to analyse link, HTML and browser compatibility errors on eLib project home pages.
Analysis of popularity of eLib project Web sites using LinkPopularity
The LinkPopularity service [3] was used to measure the numbers of links to eLib project Web sites as recorded by the AltaVista, Infoseek and HotBot search engines.
Pages Indexed By AltaVista
AltaVista service [4] was used to report on the the number of pages on eLib project Web sites which are indexed by AltaVista
Accessibility of eLib project Web sites using Bobby
The Bobby service [5] was used to report on the accessibility of eLib project Web home pages.
Popularity of eLib project Web sites using Netscape
Netscape's What's Related service [6] was used to report on the popularity of eLib project Web sites.

Survey

The survey took place between 2nd and 5th November 2000 using the list of eLib project Web sites [7].

Information on the popularity of the Web server, the number of pages on the Web sites and the number of links to the Web site were recorded. Links to the What's Related service for each institution are provided in the survey data, allowing the current information to be obtained.

Findings

The findings of the survey are available in Appendix 1. Additional summary information is given below.

Availability of Project Web Sites

Of the 71 project Web sites which were surveyed, 3 Web sites (PPT, ACORN and ERIMS) are no longer available (i.e. the domain no longer exists) and 2 Web entry points (On Demand and TAPIN) are no longer available (i.e. the domain exists but not the project entry point). In addition 4 projects appear never to have had a Web site.

Web Server Software

A summary of the Web server software used on project Web sites is given in the following table.

Table 1: Web Server Software
Web Server Software Platform Number
Apache Unix 45
Apache MS platform 2
IIS MS platform 7
Netscape Unix platform 2
NetPublisher MS platform 1
Lotus Domino MS platform 1
CERN Unknown platform 1
Stronghold Unix platform 1
Zope Unix platform 1
WebSTAR Macintosh platform 1

Discussion of Findings

The Netmechanic analysis recorded the number of broken links from the home page of eLib projects, together with information on the HTML quality. As many of the eLib project Web sites are no longer being maintained broken links from project entry points may not be unexpected. The number of HTML errors and browser compatibility errors may reflect a lack of concern for the importance of HTML standards compliance when project Web sites were set up or may simply be a consequence of use of HTML authoring tools which impose proprietary extensions. On the other hand (although perhaps lass likely) this may be a reflection on the HTML DTD which the Netmechanic validates to.

As alternative devices for accessing Web pages grow in popularity, compliance with HTML and XHTML standards is likely to grow in importance, since automated tools for processing files for use on other devices are likely to require compliant resource in order for format conversion to work properly.

Recommendation: Entry points for project Web sites should compliant with appropriate HTML standards.

The LinkPopularity analysis provides information on the number of links to project Web sites, using the information held on the AltaVista, Infoseek and HotBot search engines.

Links to Web sites is often an indication of the perceived quality of a Web site. It is also a mechanism for driving traffic to a Web site. The importance of this metric can be gauged from its use in search engines which make use of citation analysis, such as Google.

The eLib project Web sites with over 2,000 links to them (according to AltaVista) are SOSIG (7,076), OMNI (5,830), EEVL (3,865), History (2,605), Netskills (2,363) and Ariadne (2,144).

Recommendation: Projects should record the numbers of links to their Web site and monitor trends. The information may be used to assist in dissemination plans.

The analysis of the numbers of resources indexed by AltaVista may simply be a reflection of the size of the Web site being indexed. However if only a small proportion of a project's resources are indexed this may indicate problems with the architecture of the Web site - for example, the Web site may contain frames (which can act as a barrier to indexing robots) or may contain URLs which are not indexable (for example, Web sites containing a ? character).

The Bobby accessibility analysis reports on accessibility problems for project entry points, such as missing ALT attributes for images.

Finally Netscape's What's Related analysis reports on the popularity of the project Web site together with the numbers of pages indexed and the number of links to the Web site.

In order to interpret this information you should read the What's Related FAQ [8]. It should be noted that this information is based on all resources on the Web site, as defined by the domain. If a project Web site is hosted on an organisational Web server the information will be misleading.

Web Tour of eLib Project Web Sites

To accompany the survey of eLib project Web sites a "Web Tour" has been produced [9]. The Web Tour provides a rolling demonstration of the Web sites, with a new project Web site being displayed automatically after a few seconds.

Sitemap of eLib Project Web Sites

A sitemap [10] and list of URLs of eLib project Web sites [11] has also been produced to support this survey.

References

  1. Netcraft,
    http://www.netcraft.com/
  2. Netmechanic,
    http://www.netmechanic.com/
  3. LinkPopularity,
    http://www.linkpopularity.com/
  4. AltaVista,
    http://www.altavista.com/
  5. Bobby, CAST
    http://www.cast.org/bobby/
  6. About What's Related, Netscape
    http://home.netscape.com/escapes/related/
  7. eLib Projects, UKOLN
    http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/elib/projects/
  8. What's Related FAQ, Netscape
    http://home.netscape.com/escapes/related/faq.html
  9. Rolling Demonstration of eLib Project Web Sites, UKOLN
    http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/site-rolling-demos/elib/
  10. Site Map of eLib Project Web Sites,
    http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/web-watch/elib-sitemap.html
  11. URLs for eLib Project Web Sites,
    http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/web-watch/elib-urls.html

Appendix 1: Survey Results

Table A1: Information On eLib Project Web Sites
  Project Server Netmechanic Analysis Link Popularity Pages Indexed By AltaVista Accessibility (Using Bobby) What's Related (Netscape)
Hybrid Libraries
1 Agora
http://hosted.ukoln.ac.uk/
agora/
Apache/1.2b8 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 0 errors
Load time: 4.01 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 47
Infoseek: 30
Hotbot: 53

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190

Try it
1 P1 errors
1.96 secs download time
Total file size = 7.06 Kb

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Popularity: In top 197,175
Number of pages on site: 672
Number of links to site on web: 695

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2 BUILDER
http://builder.bham.ac.uk/
Microsoft-IIS / 4.0

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 0 errors
Load time: 8.71 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 124
Infoseek: 95
Hotbot: 75

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1,394

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Not known

Check
Popularity: In top 786,043
Number of pages on site: 220
Number of links to site on web: 196

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3 HEADLINE
http://www.headline.ac.uk/
Apache / 1.3.12 (Linux)

Check
Link check: 1 bad links
Browser compatibility: 1 problems
HTML check: 2 errors
Load time: 26.25 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 48
Infoseek: 16
Hotbot: 60

Try it
335

Try it
1 P1 errors
24.31 secs download time
Total file size = 87.50 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 2,782,060
Number of pages on site: 19
Number of links to site on web: 75

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4 HyLiFe
http://hylife.unn.ac.uk/
Microsoft-IIS / 4.0

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 1 problems
HTML check: 1 errors
Load time: 4.94 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 2
Infoseek: 0
Hotbot: 4

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0

Try it
1 P1 errors
4.44 secs download time
Total file size = 10.59 Kb

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Popularity: In top 2,108,244
Number of pages on site: 2,228
Number of links to site on web: 1

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5 Malibu
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/
humanities/cch/malibu/
Apache / 1.3.12 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 4 errors
Load time: 16.42 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 22
Infoseek: 13
Hotbot: 47

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68

Try it
0 P1 errors
7.94 secs download time Total file size = 19.57 Kb

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Popularity: In top 24,007
Number of pages on site: 7,774
Number of links to site on web: 7,805

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Large Scale Resource Discovery (Clumps) projects
6 Cairns
http://cairns.lib.gla.ac.uk/
Apache / 1.3.12 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 1 problems
HTML check: 0 errors
Load time: 1.94 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 50
Infoseek: 28
Hotbot: 75

Try it
9

Try it
0 P1 errors
7.94 secs download time
Total file size = 19.57 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 3,081,184
Number of pages on site: 7
Number of links to site on web: 37

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7 M25
http://www.M25lib.ac.uk/
M25link/
Apache / 1.3.9 (CompaqTru64)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 3 problems
HTML check: 16 errors
Load time: 5.85 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 30
Infoseek: 15
Hotbot: 34

Try it
0

Try it
0 P1 errors
19.74 secs download time
Total file size = 56.46 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 993,776
Number of pages on site: Not known
Number of links to site on web: 800

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8 Musiconline
http://www.musiconline.ac.uk/
Netscape- Enterprise / 3.6 SP3 (MS platform)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 1 problems
HTML check: 13 errors
Load time: 23.61 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 42
Infoseek: 25
Hotbot: 75

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32

Try it
0 P1 errors
31.11 secs download time Total file size = 77.79 Kb

Check
Popularity: Not available
Number of pages on site: Not available
Number of links to site on web: Not available

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9 Riding
http://www.shef.ac.uk/~riding/
Apache/1.3.12 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 0 errors
Load time: 5.25 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 64
Infoseek: 24
Hotbot: 63

Try it
40

Try it
0 P1 errors
5.16 secs download time
Total file size = 11.36 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 7,238
Number of pages on site: 26,865
Number of links to site on web: 32,723
NOTE: Institutional server

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Digital Preservation
10 CEDARS
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cedars/
Netscape-Communications / 1.1 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 2 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 5 errors
Load time: 4.00 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 105
Infoseek: 49
Hotbot: 91

Try it
557

Try it
1 P1 errors
2.44 secs download time
Total file size = 5.19 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 17,160
Number of pages on site: 14,675
Number of links to site on web: 19,920
NOTE: Institutional server

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Access to Network Resources
11 ADAM
http://www.adam.ac.uk/
Apache/1.3.12 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 3 problems
HTML check: 7 errors
Load time: 10.20 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 336
Infoseek: 161
Hotbot: >500

Try it
51

Try it
1 P1 errors
14.54 secs download time
Total file size = 28.93 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 157,069
Number of pages on site: 63
Number of links to site on web: 1,677

Try it
12 Bized
http://www.bized.ac.uk/
Apache/1.3.12 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 0 errors
Load time: 9.34 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 1,290
Infoseek: 667
Hotbot: 1,500

Try it
500

Try it
0 P1 errors
13.73 secs download time
Total file size = 22,43 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 26,060
Number of pages on site: 2,730
Number of links to site on web: 3,300

Try it
13 CAIN
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/
Apache/1.3.6 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 19 errors
Load time: 13.88 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 1,014
Infoseek: 888
Hotbot: 1,400

Try it
1,828

Try it
1 P1 errors
19.88 secs download time
Total file size = 42.78 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 110,337
Number of pages on site: 651
Number of links to site on web: 1,361

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14 Catriona
http://catriona2.lib.strath.ac.uk/
catriona/

Page redirects to http://wp269.lib.strath.ac.uk:5050/Cat2/
NetPublisher / 1.10.020 (MS platform)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 0 errors
Load time: 2.06 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 49
Infoseek: 30
Hotbot: 37

Try it
0

Try it
0 P1 errors
0.54 secs download time
Total file size = 0.13 Kb
Framed site

Check
Popularity: In top 113,806
Number of pages on site: 337
Number of links to site on web: 3,811

Try it
15 EEVL
http://www.eevl.ac.uk/
Apache/1.3.6 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 1 bad links
Browser compatibility: 12 problems
HTML check: 1 errors
Load time: 11.54 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 3,865
Infoseek: 1,762
Hotbot: 4,200

Try it
194

Try it
2 P1 errors
33.31 secs download time
Total file size = 78.50 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 80,366
Number of pages on site: 328
Number of links to site on web: 3,413

Try it
16 IHR-Info
http://ihr.sas.ac.uk/
CERN/3.0 (Unknown platform)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 134 errors
Load time: 10.14 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 2,605
Infoseek: 1,308
Hotbot: 1,000

Try it
1,449

Try it
1 P1 errors
13.73 secs download time
Total file size = 29.64 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 87,355
Number of pages on site: 1,235
Number of links to site on web: 3,796

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17 OMNI
http://omni.ac.uk/
Apache/1.3.6 (CompaqTru64)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 3 problems
HTML check: 6 errors
Load time: 21.02 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 5,830
Infoseek: 1,312
Hotbot: 4,800

Try it
1,226

Try it
1 P1 errors
32.25 secs download time
Total file size = 67.52 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 53,476
Number of pages on site: 1,291
Number of links to site on web: 11,222

Try it
18 ROADS
http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/
roads/
Zope (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 0 errors
Load time: 17.39 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 299
Infoseek: 157
Hotbot: >200

Try it
197

Try it
0 P1 errors
30.11 secs download time
Total file size = 54.41 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 197,682
Number of pages on site: 758
Number of links to site on web: 2,535

Try it
19 RUDI
http://www.rudi.net/
Apache/1.3.6 (Linux)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 0 errors
Load time: 8.56 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 0
Infoseek: 0
Hotbot: 47

Try it
0

Try it
0 P1 errors
7.51 secs download time
Total file size = 23.44 Kb
Check
Popularity: None available
Number of pages on site: None available
Number of links to site on web: None available
Try it
20 SOSIG
http://sosig.ac.uk/
Apache/1.3.12 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 2 problems
HTML check: 2 errors
Load time: 9.04 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 7,076
Infoseek: 2,482
Hotbot: 2,700

Try it
583

Try it
0 P1 errors
13.12 secs download time
Total file size = 23.85 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 34,831
Number of pages on site: 6,362
Number of links to site on web: 10,460

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Digitisation
21 Internet Library of Early Journals
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ilej/
Apache/1.3.6 (Apache)

Check
Link check: 1 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 0 errors
Load time: 37.85 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 676
Infoseek: 196
Hotbot: 1,200

Try it
25

Try it
2 P1 errors
39.66 secs download time
Total file size = 119.39 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 67,209
Number of pages on site: 443
Number of links to site on web: 5,684

Try it
22 DIAD
http://tdg.linst.ac.uk/tdg/
research/diad/
Apache/1.3.2 (IRIX)
Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 9 problems
HTML check: 3 errors
Load time: 27.14 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 14
Infoseek: 8
Hotbot: 9
Try it
3
Try it
1 P1 errors
0.57 secs download time
Total file size = 0.25 Kb
(Framed site)

Check
Popularity: In top 299,195
Number of pages on site: 1
Number of links to site on web: 254
Try it
Electronic Document Delivery
23 EDDIS No project Web site            
24 SEREN
http://seren.newi.ac.uk/
user/seren/
Apache/1.2.4 (Linux)

Check
Robots barred fom Web site

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 19
Infoseek: 5
Hotbot: 11

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1

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1 P1 errors
6.13 secs download time
Total file size = 14.87 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 3,427,676
Number of pages on site: 1,606
Number of links to site on web: 12

Try it
25 JEDDS
http://jedds.mcc.ac.uk/website/
Apache/1.3.4 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 2 bad links
Browser compatibility: 7 problems
HTML check: 57 errors
Load time: 29.16 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 7
Infoseek: 9
Hotbot: 5

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8
Try it
1 P1 errors
34.66 secs download time
Total file size = 90.58 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 7,057,740
Number of pages on site: 594
Number of links to site on web: 7

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26 LAMDA
http://lamdaweb.mcc.ac.uk/
Apache/1.3.4 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 7 problems
HTML check: 7 errors
Load time: 6.50 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 29
Infoseek: 8
Hotbot: 11

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190

Try it
0 P1 errors
0.84 secs download time
Total file size = 1.24 Kb
NOTE: Flash interface

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Popularity: In top 2,518,481
Number of pages on site: 1
Number of links to site on web: 75

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27 Infobike
http://www.bids.ac.uk/elib/
infobike/homepage.html
Apache/1.3.9 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 2 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 0 errors
Load time: 5.18 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 22
Infoseek: 10
Hotbot: 44

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1

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0 P1 errors
5.18 secs download time
Total file size = 11.44 Kb

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Popularity: In top 17,181
Number of pages on site: 986
Number of links to site on web: 6,866
Organisational Web site

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Electronic Journals
28 CLIC
http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/clic/
Apache/1.3.6 (Irix)

Check
Link check: 9 bad links
Browser compatibility: 1 problems
HTML check: 44 errors
Load time: 9.45 secs

Try it
Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 153
Infoseek: 71
Hotbot: < 200

Try it
190

Try it
1 P1 errors
10.32 secs download time
Total file size = 22.74 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 110,190
Number of pages on site: 5,985
Number of links to site on web: 7,873

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29 Internet Archaeology
http://intarch.ac.uk/
Not known

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 3 problems
HTML check: 10 errors
Load time: 12.21 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 1,241
Infoseek: 324
Hotbot: 1,600

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427

Try it
0 P1 errors
14.34 secs download time
Total file size = 28.21 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 108,715
Number of pages on site: 302
Number of links to site on web: 2,060

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30 PPT
http://ppt.geog.qmw.ac.uk/
tibg/ppt_hom.html

Web site not available
    AltaVista: 9
Infoseek: 7
Hotbot: 8
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31 Superjournal
http://www.superjournal.ac.uk/
sj/
Apache/1.3.4 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 1 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 0 errors
Load time: 4.39 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 187
Infoseek: 57
Hotbot: > 200

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120

Try it
1 P1 errors
3.54 secs download time
Total file size = 7.36 Kb

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Popularity: In top 104,218
Number of pages on site: 625
Number of links to site on web: 2,078

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32 Electronic Stacks
http://www.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/
journals/stacks/
Apache/1.3.12 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 3 bad links
Browser compatibility: 1 problems
HTML check: 0 errors
Load time: 5.57 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 7
Infoseek: 10
Hotbot: 9

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0
Try it
0 P1 errors
4.53 secs download time
Total file size = 12.72 Kb

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Popularity: In top 625,360
Number of pages on site: 550
Number of links to site on web: 631

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33 Electronic Seminars in History
No project Web site
           
34 Electronic Reviews in History
No project Web site
           
35 Epress
http://www.epress.ac.uk/
Apache/1.3.12 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 0 problems
HTML check: 10 errors
Load time: 6.64 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 30
Infoseek: 13
Hotbot: 41

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21
Try it
2 P1 errors
7.14 secs download time
Total file size = 16.70 Kb

Check
Popularity: In top 6,225,035
Number of pages on site: 1
Number of links to site on web: 36

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36 Deliberations
http://www.lgu.ac.uk/
deliberations/
Apache/1.3.12 (Solaris)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 2 problems
HTML check: 14 errors
Load time: 7.77 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 1,267
Infoseek: 273
Hotbot: 1,300

Try it
443

Try it
0 P1 errors
11.41 secs download time
Total file size = 19.49 Kb

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Popularity: In top 65,144
Number of pages on site: 2,056
Number of links to site on web: 3,824

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37 Newsagent
http://www.sbu.ac.uk/
~litc/newsagent/
Apache/1.3.12 (Compaq Tru64)

Check
Link check: 0 bad links
Browser compatibility: 2 problems
HTML check: 2 errors
Load time: 13.98 secs

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Check up to 20 pages
AltaVista: 90
Infoseek: 44
Hotbot: 37

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7
Try it
1 P1 errors
6.73 secs download time
Total file size = 18.83 Kb

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Popularity: In top 34,391
Number of pages on site: 3,196
Number of links to site on web: 4,942

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38 JILT
http://elj.warwick.ac.uk/
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 (MS Windows 2000)

Check
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Author Details

Picture of Brian Kelly Brian Kelly
UK Web Focus
UKOLN
University of Bath
Bath
BA2 7AY

Email: b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk

Brian Kelly is UK Web Focus. He works for UKOLN, which is based at the University of Bath

 

Date published: 
10 January 2001

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