More on ISAAC (104)

Sun, 5 Feb 89 17:16:58 EST

Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 559. Sunday, 5 Feb 1989.

(1) Date: Fri, 3 Feb 89 16:50 PST (39 lines)
Subject: Information on ISAAC

(2) Date: Sat, 4 Feb 89 17:50 EST (45 lines)
Subject: ISAAC@uwaee

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Date: Fri, 3 Feb 89 16:50 PST
Subject: Information on ISAAC

A HUMANIST recently asked for information on ISAAC. Here is ISAAC's
own description of itself:

"What is ISAAC?

"ISAAC stands for Information System for Advanced Academic Computing.
Funded by IBM and operated by the University of Washington, ISAAC's
purpose is to encourage innovative applications of IBM computers in
higher education.

"ISAAC is an outgrowth of the Advanced Education Project, which
funded over 2600 projects at 19 universites. It evolved out of the
need to share information among those nineteen schools, but access
to the system was soon expanded to include faculty, staff, and students
at any institution of higher education in the U.S.

"Isaac is divided into databases and a bulletin board. The bulletin board
contains forums where users exchange information on a wide variety of

ISAAC can be reached at:

m/s FC-06
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

(206) 543-5604


Best wishes,
Charles Young
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Date: Sat, 4 Feb 89 17:50 EST
Subject: ISAAC@uwaee

[Thanks to Hoyt Greeson for the following application form. W.M.]

Perhaps you are already familiar with U of Washington's ISAAC, the IBM
Information System for Advanced Academic Computing databases of academic
software available for IBM-compatible computers. If not, the following
application for this free service can be sent to "isaac@uwaee.bitnet"

ISAAC Application


Phone (w) ( ) ext


Method(s) of access

------PC/modem disk size: ---5.25" ----3.5"

------Bitnet address: --------@--------


The following paragraph explains how ISAAC can be used:

For example, if you wanted to find software that simulates a chemistry lab,
you could search the database for entries that contain the word "chemistry"
and the word "simulation." You might retrieve a screenfulof titles. With a
single keystroke, you could retrieve the full description of any entry. With
another keystroke, you could find out how much the package costs, what kind
of hardware it requires, and whom to contact for more information.

I pass on this information from the December, 1988, "Computer Center Bulletin"
of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.

All the best,

Hoyt Greeson (HGreeson@Lauvax01.Laurentian.Ca)