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ISSN 1460-7239                                  27th April 2000 No.61
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                           IN THIS ISSUE

                             EDITORIAL

                       MY FAVOURITE TIPPLES
                       from Marion ter Welle

                        TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
              "Top sites on the Web for Air Transport"
                   By Emma Turner and Karyn Meaden

                             BOOKSHELF
    "Great Scouts! Cyberguides for Subject Searching on the Web"
                    Reviewed by Deirdre Cossman

                          FEATURE ARTICLE
 "The Internet as a tool for teaching English as a Foreign Language"
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                             EDITORIAL

    "When asked what he proposes for Free Pint in the future ...
  the normally ebullient Hann was momentarily stuck for words ..."

This was reported a year ago following a brief grilling I received 
whilst speaking at an industry event where someone observed that
"Surely there must be some sort of grand plan behind Free Pint beyond 
that of improving Internet search techniques?".

"Grand plans" should be the buzz phrase for the many Internet 
companies who have been rushing to create vast fortunes recently. One
small company featured on the BBC's recent Panorama programme about
dot.com fever presented their sales pitch to a venture capital house
with the words "... we want to be in and out before the bubble 
bursts". Nice pitch. Not.

In a recent Free Pint Editorial I wrote about the importance of 
fundamentals for long term growth and viability. As you know we've 
been exploring the funding route ourselves and I have had some fairly
tough decisions to make over the last few weeks. We have some super 
plans for the future of Free Pint, bringing you invaluable new 
services and continuing to give you value-for-money content. However
it is the execution of this vision (as with all plans) that will be
crucial to how successful we are in meeting your expectations.

We have talked to many potential investment partners over the last 
six months and one message has been repeated time and again: 
they want to make a *lot* of money, many in the region of 100 times 
investment, and they want out in a relatively short period of time.

This does not fit with the Free Pint ethos as I believe we are 
capable of more sustained organic growth. You'll therefore be seeing 
the introduction of many exciting new services over the coming 
months, many of which developers are already working on. We promise
to maintain a high level of customer service and quality material, 
much of which you can't get elsewhere.

Which brings me neatly to today's edition where we've crammed in the
regular mix of tips, articles and reviews of what's been happening at
the Free Pint Bar. There's a look at the best Web sites in the 
aviation industry, a review of a book about subject searching on the 
Web, and an interesting look at how the Internet can be used to teach
English as a foreign language.

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                       MY FAVOURITE TIPPLES
                       from Marion ter Welle

* To find basic financial information or full annual reports on 
  companies around the world and often with links to a company's
  homepage: <http://www.carol.co.uk>

* To find newspapers from all over the world (more and more small
  regional papers are on the web, many not covered by traditional
  on-line sources, but often only in the original language):
  <http://www.newslink.org>

* A list of all statistical agencies in the world that have websites:
  <http://www.ssb.no/english/links>

* A list of the world's stock exchanges:
  <http://www.pronet.ca/stockexchanges/>

* And last but not least: I have found several good flight deals and
  my latest holiday to Spain through: <http://www.cheapflights.com>

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Marion ter Welle is Information Manager at Norwich Union Investment

Management.

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                        TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
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              "Top sites on the Web for Air Transport"
                   By Emma Turner and Karyn Meaden

As with all subject areas, the Internet has a wealth of information
resources in air transport and human factors, much of it available in
full text.  Access to this information is mainly provided via subject
gateways and organisational web sites.  Here are our favourite sites
that you may also find of use:

AERADE <http://aerade.cranfield.ac.uk/> is a gateway to over 1,300
quality aerospace and defence information resources available on the
Internet.  It is searchable and browseable by subject area and each
resource is described to allow users to evaluate its potential use to
them before they visit it.  It is maintained by a team of information
specialists from Cranfield University who select, evaluate and
regularly monitor the sites included in the service.  AERADE is freely
available to anybody who wishes to make use of it, whether they are in
industry, commerce or academia.

Landings <http://www.landings.com/> provides access to a wide variety
of aviation related resources.  It includes mediated expert forums
covering topic areas such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS),
maintenance, aviation medicine and law.  There are listings of
newsgroups and e-mail groups.  An extensive reference section includes
links to various databases of FAA Regulations, Canadian Regulations,
Service Difficulty Reports, Airworthiness Alerts, National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Briefs, and many more.  The
reference section also includes coverage of aerospace companies,
museums, reports and other publications.  Landings also has sections
devoted to aircraft/parts; air transport/airports; services; general
aviation; government/military; and pilot supplies.

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions: Aviation
(DETR) <http://www.aviation.detr.gov.uk/> provides a lot of full text
UK Government information, for example annual noise exposure contours
for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and air traffic forecasts for the
UK (1997).  There is also an extensive archive of consultation papers
dating back to 1998.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) <http://www.faa.gov/>
regulates the air transport industry in the United States and is the
equivalent of the UK Civil Aviation Authority.  It maintains an
extensive web site that provides a wealth of full text information
regarding aviation support and regulation, information for passengers,
press releases and news, and safety and security to name but a few
areas covered.  Tutorials, periodicals and FAQs are also provided.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
<http://www.icao.int/> exists to develop international air navigation
and to plan international air transport.  The ICAO Journal is
available in PDF format and contains some full text articles.  Other
key resources include details of ICAO publications, recent Assembly
working papers, monthly news updates, and features on aviation issues
such as aviation medicine and the environment.  There is also a
searchable index of ICAO resolutions in force.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA)
<http://www.iata.org/> represents and serves the international airline
industry.  This large site provides the full text of many documents
free of charge. Subjects covered include airports and aircraft, cargo,
forecasts, finance, passenger information and statistics.  A
worthwhile site to explore.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) <http://www.ntsb.gov/>
is an independent Federal agency that investigates every civil
aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in
the other modes of transportation, conducts special investigations and
safety studies, and issues safety recommendations to prevent future
accidents.  The web site provides access to a wealth of information
resources.  An "About" section includes the NTSB's mission, history,
strategic plan, Board members, organisation chart, and a description
of NTSB data and information products.  These include safety
recommendations, accident reports, accident synopses, accident
studies, statistical analyses, public hearings, and news and events,
such as major investigations, press releases and forums and symposia.

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch
<http://www.open.gov.uk/aaib/aaibhome.htm> is the body responsible for
investigating civil aircraft accidents and near misses in the UK.  The
site makes a lot of information freely available.  There is an
overview of the accident reporting process and a brief history of the
body.  However, the most notable areas of the site are the aircraft
accident reports themselves.  Many formal accident reports are
available in full, for example, the Lockerbie and Kegworth accidents,
others have a synopsis available.  The Bulletins are also available
back to January 1996.

The Civil Aviation Authority plays a leading role in the development
of the aviation industry through the safety and economic regulation of
British aviation and by providing air traffic services in UK
aerospace.  Its Aviation Data Unit 
<http://www.caaerg2.org.uk/adu/home.htm> provides three types of
statistics in full - UK Airline statistics which cover all traffic
entering and leaving the UK, UK Airport statistics which cover UK
carriers activity worldwide and Punctuality statistics which measure
punctuality at 10 UK airports.  You can also use this site to identify
the codes of airports, aircraft, cities and regions or countries.  You
must register to use this site, although the data is provided free of
charge.  The data is viewed using Microsoft Excel.

Boeing Current Market Outlook 1999
<http://www.boeing.com/commercial/cmo/index.html> is Boeing's analysis
of the world market demand and aeroplane supply requirements in full
text and it gives much invaluable information.  It examines the
industry environment and forecasts the future of air traffic growth
and in turn gives 10 and 20 year forecasts of the demand for
commercial jets.  It is available in html format or through Adobe
Acrobat.  The 1998 version is also available.

The Airline Handbook
<http://www.air-transport.org/public/Handbook/Default.htm> is the full
text of an electronic book produced by the Air Transport Association
of America, the trade organisation for the principal US airlines.
Each chapter covers a different topic, for example, deregulation,
industry structure, airline economics, how aircraft fly and safety,
amongst others.

The Human Factors and Aviation Medicine
<http://www.flightsafety.org/human_factors.html> journal is published
by the US Flight Safety Foundation.  It is a good example of a high
quality peer reviewed journal which has made the full text of its
articles available free of charge on the Internet.  There is an
archive back to 1995 and subjects covered include the physical and
psychological conditions of crew members.

Look out for the Internet Aviator, a Web-based tutorial to help you
find and evaluate interesting sites in aerospace and defence.  This
will be freely available from July 2000 and is part of a suite of
tutorials funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

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Emma Turner gained an MA in Librarianship from Sheffield University in
1995.  She is currently one of a team of Assistant Librarians at the
Kings Norton Library, Cranfield University, where she is currently
preparing to assume responsibility for aerospace and engineering
information provision.  She is currently working on the Internet
Aviator and has co-written several articles about AERADE.

Karyn Meaden is the Networked Information Specialist at Cranfield
University and is responsible for the maintenance of Cranfield's own
CRUISE gateway, and for the design and implementation of AERADE.  She
is a regular reviewer for Online Information Review (previously Online
and CD-ROM Review) and New Library World, and has co-written several
journal articles about AERADE.

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    "Great Scouts! Cyberguides for Subject Searching on the Web"
                    Reviewed by Deirdre Cossman
 
In an age where access to information is abundant, there is a clear 
lack of direction and advice when trying to get to the information 
you seek.  Even then, there is a tremendous amount of misinformation 
due to the "free for all" organization found on the Internet.  In 
this space, where anyone can be a source of information, there is a 
need for some reigning-in and control when it comes to using the Web 
as a means of finding accurate information.  Who better to write a 
guide for the layperson and the information professional alike, than 
two qualified information professionals who spend most of their time 
searching the Web. They have extensive experience in how to navigate 
through broad topics in order to pinpoint useful and reliable 
information.

What is great about "Great Scouts! Cyberguides for Subject Searching 
on the Web", is the thoroughness of their research for this book.  
Entries were made by careful selection, governed by certain strict 
criteria.  Each chapter has an overview of a subject as a whole with 
particular emphasis on the explanation of problems or issues found 
within the subject area, serving as a type of "state of the subject" 
address with regard to information access.  Additional information 
includes a Web site contact, why the site was chosen, when and why 
it was created, the number of sites listed, as well as how those 
sites are chosen and by whom. 

The phrases "nothing in life is free" and "you get what you pay for"
come to mind when thinking about research tools and accessibility to 
good information.  However, given the proper tools, one is well 
equipped for even the most complex search tasks and you do not 
necessarily have to spend a lot of time or money.  Great Scouts! 
enables anyone to access reliable and valuable free information 
and in the process teaches the searcher to ask the most appropriate 
questions to ensure accurate results.  Paul and Williams have taken 
on a monumental task and produced, as a result, an informative and 
well thought out resource that serves as an invaluable teaching 
device. It can only help develop more informed and more 
sophisticated Internet searchers as a result, including me. 

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Deirdre Cossman is a freelance librarian and writer in New York City.
She was the New York Director of Recruitment for TFPL, a London 
based information services company from 1996-1999. Previously, she 
was a librarian at Entertainment Weekly magazine, People magazine, 
CS First Boston and continues to do freelance research for authors.

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                          FEATURE ARTICLE
        http://www.freepint.co.uk/issues/270400.htm#feature

 "The Internet as a tool for teaching English as a Foreign Language"
                        By Rachel Arenstein

The Internet as well as its obvious commercial and fun value, has
another equally valuable side - the educational one.  There are many
wonderfully designed sites for students. One of my favourites is an
electronic newspaper for students called Too Cool For Grownups.  It
covers science, ecology, news and Internet skills. It can be found at
<http://www.tcfg.com>.

I use the Internet for helping 10-12 year olds learn English together 
with Internet skills. The great advantage of the Internet is that the
students are exposed to real English on any subject.  It's amazing to
see how students with very little English will struggle through a site
on their favourite pop star, sports personality or sports team. As a
teacher I have no problem preparing work sheets on any subject (within
reason) if it encourages the students to use their minimal English and
improve it.  For this reason the communicative side of the Net is also
a useful tool.  E-mail between students within my classes and with
students abroad is a wonderful tool for practicing writing skills in a
real setting.

Chat rooms provide the students with an opportunity to use their
English and learn about people from other countries. Chat rooms also
bring geography lessons to life - time zones and the International
Date Line have real meaning when you chat with people who are up late
at night while you are sitting in school. The only problem with chat
rooms is that the students must be supervised in order to protect then
from unsuitable chat partners. I think that one of the most important
aspects of the Net is that it opens up the world to my students. We
live in a small town in the North of Israel but we can travel to
anywhere in the world, see famous places, look at famous works of art
and visit museums and art galleries.

In my lessons I try to help the students improve their English as well
as developing basic computer skills. A good starting place is a simple
image search at AltaVista.  The spelling has to be accurate and the
students copy and paste the pictures into Word and then write a few
words about it.

Searching skills can be taught in a variety of ways. One way is to
present the students with simple questions which can be pasted into a
search engine. A great place for that is Ask Jeeves for Students. My
only problem with Jeeves is that it's hard to see the URL of any site
you are taken to.  Jeeves can be found at <http://www.ajkids.com>.
Yahoo has a students' version known as Yahooligans. The students here
can either try a search or surf through the categories until they find
what they want.

Many students are interested in learning about other countries. An
excellent place to get basic facts in simple clear English is the CIA
Fact Book.  As well as the clear English the maps are great too.  The
students are also fascinated by the idea that they are in a government
site owned by the CIA. The Fact Book can be found at
<http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/>.

Another site for finding basic facts about different countries is
National Geographics' atlas. It can be found at
<http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/atlas/>.

Students rapidly realize that they can try out different URL's to see
if they work.  For instance students looking for information about
cars learn that most companies have their own sites and they can just
type in the brand name followed by ".com".  This will of course work
for most commercial concerns whether it be Coca-Cola or the Hilton
Hotel chain. Interestingly animal sites can sometimes be found by
typing in the name of the animal with ".org"

The Internet also allows the students a certain amount of creativity
when they write their own web sites.  Using Netscape Composer, 11 year
olds with minimal English can write a simple website, put in links
between the pages and then enjoy being contacted by people who have
seen their pages. My students' efforts can be seen at
<http://www.maltar.org.il/k12/arazim/eng/portfols.htm>.

An entertaining way of honing all skills is to take part in a
webquest.  The students have to go on a virtual treasure hunt, looking
for different pieces of information. A simple search will find a list
of ready-made webquests. There are also many ready-made projects that
students can join. Several of these can be found at Winstar for
Education <http://www.win4edu.com/minds-eye/center.html>.

There is no doubt that the Internet is a great aid in teaching
students and I am sure that teachers will have to become
Internet literate in order to keep up with their students and to help
them explore the world.

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Rachel Arenstein is a Brit now living in the small city of Maalot in
the North of Israel.  She has been teaching English as a foreign
language for the last 15 years.  She has been incorporating computers
and Internet into her teaching for the last three years.  She
currently works as an advisor in several schools helping teachers
incorporate the use of computers and Internet into the school
curriculum.  She can be contacted by e-mail at <arens@maltar.org.il>.

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discussions.  There are some steps you can take to ensure that sites
like this don't do anything illegal.

Somebody dropped into the Bar recently looking for a Web site for
researchers (2919).  This thirsty punter had a lucky landing as she
was looking for information on museums, a subject covered only a few
weeks ago in the Free Pint Newsletter.  So don't forget, the Free
Pint Site is a great launching pad, whatever subject you are
researching on the Web.  In the last two weeks people have been
advised on resources for dentistry and biomedicine (2909), worldwide
news sources (2829, 2929), evaluation of Web sites (2933), ADSL
(2959) and UK radio station history (2960). 

The great thing is, much of the information people need is here on
the Free Pint Site.  We had Tipples on generating domain names
(2719), free email facilities (2917), travel (3032), world time zones
(2962) the FAST search engine (3054) and country and language 
specific sites (2948).  We'll review all things wild and wonderful,
so let us know what takes your fancy.

On the technical and software front there have been questions about
opening Stuffit files (2932), Javascript syntax (2931), books on
HTML (2884), copying CDs to the Web (2949) and converting IE4 
Favorites to a HTML page while retaining the existing 
hierarchy (3035).  Have you used Webcounter (3016), and is it 
reliable?  How about Kenjin (2990)? It was supposed to render all 
search engines obsolete.  Do you know how widespread Shockwave Flash 
is (3001)?  Can you recommend software for downloading data in HTML 
from Web sites (2981)?  Also, has anyone used BT's Featureline, the 
switchboard-free service which sounds too good to be true to 
some (3057)?

We had a Tipple on monitoring changing content in sites in response
to continuing interest in this (2864), and ADSL was the subject of
the most recent Free Pint Poll, so check it out (2956).  There was
also an ADSL Tipple (2979) for those who wish to swot it up.  And
last issue's article on Weddings resulted in some postings about the
availability of free sheet music in the Web (2878), and a Tipple on
the subject too (2880).  Free pints and the food of love.  We don't
do things in half measure here.

Can you give advice on formulating a Web development strategy (2875)
or selling advertising (2885)?  Have you ever heard of the term
'Fresh Banking' (2890), or perhaps you know where to find free float
data for non-US stocks (3000)?  We had a Tipple on business and
finance information (2744), but any additional sites would be
appreciated.

Several Free Pinters had words of wisdom to impart about using the
Web for educational and training purposes (2892).  Others had no
trouble finding an interactive map of the top players in the Internet
world (2995).  Guides to presentation style are plentiful on the Web,
as demonstrated by one kind correspondent, who supplied lots of
printed sources as well (2997). There's a fair amount on Wireless
Application Protocol on the Web (3049), and this was also the subject
of a WAP Tipple (2998).  Finally, have you ever compared the
databases held by online hosts in terms of quality, reliability and
inclusion (3029, 3048)?  Just thought I'd ask.

Simon Collery, Business Development, Free Pint

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                           FREE PINT GOLD

A year ago, those who like outdoor pursuits, and especially dangerous
ones, were treated to a run down of interesting sites.  Sites giving
weather conditions, snow suitability, surf conditions, and ones
selling equipment, etc. were mentioned, along with sites specialising
in various pastimes.

Those who stayed indoors were treated to a review of the engineering
ejournals available free of charge.

Two years ago intranets were not the hot topic they are now, but they
were still covered, and have been covered since then, if anyone
want's to get the low down.

We also ran an article on IAC's InSite Pro, which gives access to
their databases.  Interest in databases for business information
professionals is strong at present if some recent postings on the Bar
are anything to go by.

Free Pint one year ago ...

* Free Pint No.37 29th April 1999 "Finding Outdoor Information on 
  the Web" and "Something for nothing?  Engineering e-journals"
  http://www.freepint.co.uk/issues/290499.htm

Free Pint two years ago ...

* Free Pint No.14, 30th April 1998 "Intranet Resources on the Web" 
  and "Access IAC Direct Through InSite Pro"
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Diaries on the ready?  OK.  If networks are your poison, the NetWorld
and Interop conference in Las Vegas will have some of the most used
names in the business taking part.  B2B may be more to your fancy, in
which case the Ebusiness Summit is where you should be.  On the other
hand you might not want to miss the Document and Process Management
conference, which is for those for whom banking and insurance are
food and drink.

The Institute for Information Management's Global Information
conference and exhibition will be taking place in Melbourne at almost
the same time as the 9th International WWW Conference, in Holland, so
you will have to decide between them, hard though that might be.  Or
maybe you'll decide on the National Online Meeting in New York.  It's
a busy few weeks, and the rest of May is no less busy when it comes
to events.

Full details of these and many other forthcoming conferences and
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