At 09:36 AM 12/21/98 -0500, you wrote: >Hi everyone, >Style for links depends on the purpose of the document. If the document is >an annotated bibliography on the web, we give the title (linked), followed >by the annotation. On a line below the annotation, we print out the URL. >That way anyone can print off the bibliography and have a printed copy of >every URL - and photocopy it for others or use it from any computer at any >time. Of course, if the person knows how to save and reopen HTML files, >saving the annotated bib with the linked references will get them to the >web sites faster. > >If the document is a narrative, we do not give the URL in the body of the >text. We use descriptive language to let people know what the link is and >where the link takes them. > >A take-off on the style for narratives is a tour. We've done tours of >topics, linked the areas of the tour and saved the URLs for the bottom >where we've printed them. This also helps people to use the tour from >other machines or in other ways. > >This is a good time to mention that we have a style guide in the Lesson >Toolkit of the Learning Page at >http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/amfp/toolkit/intro.html > >For those Fellows who have had the opportunity to test their lesson and are >thinking about how to write it for others to view on the web, this is the >place to get a head start on all those style questions. > >As I said at the institute, solid lessons are what will best help other >teachers learn about American Memory. We want the technology "bent" to >the needs of the lesson. That said, we need to present the lesson on the >web so that those teachers who did not have the benefit of Library staff >and facilitators at their elbows will be able to take your lessons, >understand them, use and adapt them to their individual needs. > >As you approach the point where you want to look at how to present your >lesson on the web, please, please, please ask me questions. Don't wait >until you've got the lesson written just the way you want it. This is a >process - complete with feedback and rewriting cycles as in process >writing. This is a very special opportunity for us to explore how the >technology can best serve your needs. I look forward to working with >everyone as you enter this phase of lesson preparation. > >Happy holidays to everyone, >Judy, m.h. > >At 05:40 PM 12/17/98 -0500, you wrote: >>Folks, I have a question about the 'best' way to present links. >> >>Should I just have a description of the site such as King Kong's Love Life >>or have King Kong's Love Life http://www.king.kong.com.index.html >> >>Is the description enough or should I give them the URL as well? >> >>I clutter an issue or is it a good idea to give the folks double info? >> Oh, great! I *just* finished *changing* the links to just the discription..... Oh, well. I have nothing else to do for the next 6 months! Ron Stoloff If the gods had intended man to fly they wouldn't have given us railroads.