IUBio Archive news

Don Gilbert gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu
Fri Dec 6 11:53:16 EST 1996

IUBio Archive is an archive of biology data and software.  The
archive includes items to browse, search and fetch public
software, molecular data, biology news and documents. It is a
public archive that you will find at the Internet address
iubio.bio.indiana.edu.  This archive, maintained at Indiana
University Biology department since 1989, has moved recently from
one computer to another.

Access to the archive is via HTTP (world wide web), Internet Gopher, 
anonymous FTP (file transfer) and e-mail programs that connect to 
computers on the Internet. 

    ftp:, gopher:, http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/
    mailto: gopher at iubio.bio.indiana.edu
Molecular biology is the area of concentration, and it is also a
home for Drosophila research data.  The archive maintains
software for all computer systems important to biology. 

Public software categories served here include
  biology, chemistry, science, utilities, 
  molecular biology sections including 
    alignment, codon, autoseq, browsing, consensus, evolve, 
    pattern, primer, restrict-enzymes, rna-fold, search, 
    ibmpc, mac, mswin, unix, vax

Search services include
  GenBank nucleic databank (WAIS query of full release and weekly updates)
  Swiss-Prot and PIR protein databanks
  Bionet news (full, searchable archive since Dec 1990)
  SRS (Sequence Retrieval System) - including Genbank, protein and others
     for both simple and sophisticated text/annotation queries of databanks
  SRS-FastA - for sequence similarity searches against any user-defined
    subset of Genbank & protein data, including subsets for popular species
      Arabidopsis, Caenorhabditis, Drosophila, Oryza, Poaeceae, Rattus,
      Murinae, and Saccharomyces 
This is a user- and developer- supported archive.  Authors of software
are invited to send their work to the Incoming folder by FTP.
E-mail access -- for most IUBio services, including software, Genbank,
Swiss-protein, FlyBase and other databank searches, Bionet news
searches, and software archives, send a mail message to
    gopher at iubio.bio.indiana.edu

FlyBase, a Drosophila Genome Database service is accessible now
separately at

    ftp:, gopher:, http://flybase.bio.indiana.edu/
    mailto: gopher at flybase.bio.indiana.edu

IUBio Archive and FlyBase have move from computer "fly" to
"magpie/firefly" recently. Those of you who may be reaching here
via "fly.bio.indiana.edu" should update your network links to the
name iubio or flybase. For those who need to know the IP address
of these sevices, they are  iubio.bio.indiana.edu    (magpie)  flybase.bio.indiana.edu  (firefly)
These IP addresses and computer names can and do change, but
the service name (iubio or flybase) will be maintained.

I am very pleased to acknowledge the many people and organizations
that have helped support IUBio archive.  Much of the current hardware
is made available by co-operation with FlyBase,  supported
by a grant from the US National Institutes of Health.   Current
and past equipment support has come from Indiana University,
National Science Foundation, and many of you who use the archive.
(see http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/contributors ).

-- Don Gilbert

-- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu

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