Huntsville, AL (May 3, 1996) - Bebo White, a computational physicist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Stanford University, will be speaking at the 1996 International SIRSI Users Group Conference (ISUG) May 13, in Huntsville, AL. His address will focus on the World Wide Web, its origin and history, and current and future developments. Associated with the World Wide Web since its inception at CERN and included in the CERN History of the Web, White's experiences provide valuable insight on this timely topic.
ISUG attendees have a strong interest in the Internet and especially the World Wide Web, which has more potential for delivering interactive information than any other software technology. ISUG attendees have first-hand knowledge of the benefits of the Web through SIRSI's award-winning WebCat, which allows them to provide an interactive, online, public access catalog on the World Wide Web. White's address will explore various Internet strategies and developments.
White's research interests include computational physics, high energy physics, networked information retrieval, programming languages, and technology in K-12 education. White is a regular guest on the HEXonX Computer Hour and Pseudo Radio. He serves as Co-chair for the SLAC Web Users Group (SWUG) and as Post Committee Chair for the SLAC Explorer Post #3095. White's newest book, "HTML and the Art of Authoring for the World Wide Web," is soon to be released. You can find the complete citation on Bebo's home page at http://www.slac.stanford.edu/~bebo/bebo.html.
When he's not at SLAC or performing the duties required of the first WebMaster in the United States, White enjoys his family life in San Francisco: playing bluegrass and jug band music, traveling, cooking, baseball, and more.
Formed in 1991, ISUG's membership comprises the global community of Professional Researchers using SIRSI products. From the library, business, and archive arena, ISUG members will discuss issues facing information management specialists, conduct open forums regarding application of current products, review new SIRSI technological breakthroughs, and network amongst their peers. SIRSI, founded in 1980, is a privately held company with headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. SIRSI develops, markets, and supports information software systems for libraries, businesses, and archives. Its products include the UNICORN line of client/server library automation systems, and WebCat(TM) and VIZION(TM) web information managers. In addition, SIRSI has announced a new line of media products that will capture, archive, find, and deliver images, sounds, video clips, documents, and other electronic media files to the end-user from anywhere in the world. With offices in major US cities, and subsidiaries in Canada, the UK and Australia, the company has established its Unicorn products as the leading UNIX-based client/server library automation systems in the world. For more information, please contact SIRSI via phone at (205) 922-9820, fax at (205) 922-9818, or the World Wide Web at http://www.sirsi.com.