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Concluded WG User Documents Revisions (userdoc2)

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WG Name User Documents Revisions
Acronym userdoc2
Area User Services Area (usv)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-userdoc2-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chairs Ellen Hoffman, Lenore A. Jackson
Area Director April Marine
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Final Charter for Working Group

The focus of the USERDOC2 Working Group is on identifying and locating
documentation about the Internet. A major activity is the revision of
an existing bibliography of on-line and hard copy documents/reference
materials/training tools addressing general networking information and
``How to use the Internet'' (RFC 1175, FYI 3). This effort will also be
used to help locate documentation produced by other organizations and
examine the means by which such documents are made available on the
Internet. The target audience is those individuals who provide services
to end users and end users themselves. The group is also developing a
new FYI RFC document designed as a very short bibliography targeted at
novice users.

The USERDOC2 Working Group will:

(1) Identify and categorize useful documents, reference materials,
training tools, and other publications about the Internet, particularly
those available on-line.

(2) Publish on-line and hard copies of the bibliographies produced and
other reference material on documentation as needs are identified.

(3) Develop and implement procedures to maintain and update the
bibliography and investigate methods to provide the information in an
on-line format.

(4) As a part of the update process, identify new materials for
inclusion in the active bibliography and identify additional needs
which are required for locating documentation and other publications.

(5) Review procedures for periodic review of the bibliography by the
User Services Working Group.

(6) Examine methods for delivering documentation and work with
providers to improve the availability of basic Internet documentation.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Jan 1994 Submit long bibliography to IESG for consideration as an FYI RFC
Jan 1994 Submit Getting Connected document to IESG for consideration as an FYI RFC
Dec 1993 Final review of Internet-Drafts
Nov 1993 Review long bibliography at Houston IETF
Nov 1993 Review Getting Connected document (with ISN) at Houston IETF
Oct 1993 Post a draft of long bibliography and Getting Connected documents
Apr 1993 Submit the revised FYI3 to the IESG for publication as an Informational RFC.

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done Post a revised version of FYI3, ``A bibliography of Internetworking Information'' as an Internet-Draft.
Done Submit the revised FYI document to the IESG for publication as an RFC.
Done Publish an Internet-Draft of the short bibliography for novice users.
Done Identify new ``sources of information'' (e.g., individuals, mailing lists, bulletins, etc.) Review existing document and obtain comments from others in USWG about needed revisions at the San Diego IETF.