Subject: [krishna(at)cns.bu.edu: JASA style file ] From: Dan Ellis <dpwe(at)MEDIA.MIT.EDU> Date: Tue, 8 Feb 1994 18:34:42 EST
Dear Auditory List - As you (probably) know, I operate a small FTP site containing the membership database and a few other bits and pieces at:- ftp://sound.media.mit.edu/pub (The member list and posting archive are in the AUDITORY subdirectory. To get them, you 'cd' into that directory and 'get member-list' or 'get postings'. However, you can't 'ls' in that directory, to provide some modicum of privacy for this data from marauding net-browsers). For a while I have been thinking about setting up a more extended AUDITORY ftp site. Right now we have some available resources, so I am considering this more actively. I decided to look to the list for advice. The big question is: What kinds of things people would like to see in the FTP site? Martin Cooke suggested: back issues of auditory postings list of participants (to save posting it out every few months) lists of all relevant publications in our field abstracts His first two items are now available. Would anyone care to contribute the third? As for abstracts, the ASA meeting abstracts are already available by FTP; would it be worth having them here as well? (I have some back issues). What about other sources of abstracts? As well as contributing the JASA style files (in subdirectory 'tex'), Krishna K. Govindarajan suggests: code, e.g. gammatone filterbank, relevant sound files, documents, e.g. thesis work, relevant reports These all seem like excellent ideas to me. The problems are more practical - how to we collect this stuff? How do we decide what to have? Where do we find it? Ultimately, there are limits to what we can hold; more than 100 megabytes might raise some questions... There are also issues of how to sort files into subdirectories in order to be able to find given items efficiently. One other question concerns the `presentation technology'. The current site uses FTP, which is not exactly friendly, but widely known. However lately I have been browsing the 'World Wide Web' with Mosaic. Perhaps we should have an AUDITORY list WWW page? There is also the 'gopher' system. I'd be very glad for any opinions from list members on an appropriate form for an AUDITORY information resource. Also, if people have specific materials they'd like to contribute, they can mail me directly. -- DAn Ellis <dpwe(at)media.mit.edu> MIT Media Lab Perceptual Computing.