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Hours: By appointment Monday-Friday during regular work hours.

Contact:

  • E-mail: slacarc[@]slac.stanford.edu
  • Phone: (650)926-3091
  • Post: SLAC Archives and History Office, M/S 97, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Office Location: Bldg.50, Rm.370

SLAC's First Web Pages 1991-1994

DEFAULT.HTML page

SLAC VM was the mainframe computing system at SLAC in 1991.
   

Code:
<TITLE>default -- /slacvm.slac.stanford.edu</TITLE> <NEXTID
1> <H1>SLACVM Information Service</H1> <DL>
<DT><A NAME=0
HREF=http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu./FIND/binlist.html>BINLIST</A>
<DD>SLAC phone book with e-mail addresses <DT><A NAME=1
HREF=http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu./FIND/hep.html>HEP</A>
<DD>SPIRES HEP preprint database </dl>

BINLIST.HTML page

BINLIST was the online directory of staff, faculty, and high-energy physics correspondents' names and contact information.

Clicking on the "BINLIST" link on the DEFAULT.HTML page (above) opened this page.
   

Code:<TITLE>binlist -- //slacvm</TITLE> <NEXTID 2>
<H1>SLACVM BINLIST Telephone and e-mail Directory</H1>
<DL> <DD><A NAME=0
HREF=http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu./FIND/binlist>Find</A>
<DT>Find last-name, {,first-name} <DD><A NAME=1
HREF=http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu./FIND/help>Help</A>
<DT>Help with BINLIST </DL>

SPIRES.HTML page

Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World-Wide Web, has called the SLAC web interface to SPIRES-HEP the "killer app" that showed the world what the web could do.

In December 1991, SPIRES-HEP was already a very popular database among high energy physicists. They were thrilled with the improved and instantaneous access to SPIRES-HEP provided by SLAC's new web interface. Clicking "Search" on this page linked a user to SPIRES.INDEX, and clicking "Help" took them to a page named SPIHELP.INDEX.
   

(Visit the current inSPIRE-HEP web interface.)

Code:
TITLE>SLAC SPIRES </TITLE> <NEXTID 2> <H1>SLACVM
SPIRES HEP Preprint Database</H1> <DL> <DT><A NAME=0
HREF=http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu./FIND/spires>Search</A>
<DD>Perform search using standard SPIRES terms. <DT><A
NAME=1
HREF=http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu./FIND/spihelp>Help</A>
<DD>Get help for SPIRES </DL>

SPIRES.INDEX page

Clicking on the "Search" link on the SPIRES.HTML page (shown above) activated this search interface page.
   

Code:
<IsIndex> <TITLE>SLAC SPIRES</TITLE> <PLAINTEXT>
SLAC SPIRES HEP Preprint database search
 
Use standard SPIRES search terms such as...
 
   find author Perl, M
   find title tau and date 1980

BINLIST.INDEX page

Clicking on the "Find" link on the BINLIST.HTML page opened this search interface page.
   

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