File Formats on the Internet: A Guide for PC Users

File Formats on the Internet: A Guide for PC Users

by Allison B. Zhang

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This is a guide for experienced Internet users awash in the confusing array of file formats available through gopher, FTP, and the World Wide Web. Zhang, an electronic resources librarian (Univ. of Rochester), provides an impressive array of information. For example, in the chapter "Sound and Music," she details eight audio file formats, shareware and freeware available for playing audio files, sources of related online documents and sample audio files, related WWW sites, and explains how to install a speaker in your PC. Throughout, Zhang discusses file transfer, processing files for use on a PC, and identifying software and hardware needs to render files usable. Information is also nicely summarized in a series of appendixes. Highly recommended as a book-in-hand reference.Raymond Hamel, Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Ctr. Lib., Madison
For Internet users who already have their cyber-legs, explains how to recognize the many file formats that are likely to be encountered on it, determine the appropriate mode of file transfer, process the file for use on a PC, and render the file using appropriate PC applications. Among the formats are full- text documents, graphics, sound and music, foreign language texts, software, games, and multimedia resources. Also identifies sites where examples can be found. Member price, $27.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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