B4 WWW.HR - An Entry Point to the Croatian Cyberspace
     Gordan Gledec, Igor Ljubi, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb

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WWW.HR is a Web-based information service project supported by the Croatian Academic and Research Network (CARNet). WWW.HR tends to be a thematic portal, providing regional information specifically concerning Croatia. WWW.HR consists of two services: general info on Croatia and a directory of the Croatian Web sites. Beside a touch-sensitive map of the Republic of Croatia, general info on Croatia provides "Short info about Croatia", covering national history, tourism, economy, nature, geography, politics, arts, culture, sport and Internet resources. A directory of Croatian Web sites is hierarchically organized in 15 categories and 344 subcategories. The content of the directory is fully searchable by keyword and/or by Boolean expression. Sites are added based on submissions from webmasters. All newly submitted sites are reviewed by the administrator and added to the directory. This article presents WWW.HR as a national Web portal, retrospecting its past and reviewing its current status, with a special emphasis on a new, improved directory of the Croatian Web sites, tailored according to users demands.