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Title: Free-Net in Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University Library: Linking Community and University
Author(s): Sievers, Arlene Moore
Subject(s): Libraries --United States --Data processing
Information storage and retrieval systems
Abstract: Free-Net Cleveland is a completely free, open-access community computer system operated and coordinated by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Through Free-Net, users can access a wide range of electronic services and features including free electronic mail and the Internet as well as valuable university information sources such as the university's online catalog, government documents, and links to faculty members in academic areas. Free-Net also functions as a communication medium for the university, providing opportunities for enhanced student/faculty interaction, and it functions as an educational resource for schoolchildren through its Academy One component. Free- Net relies heavily on volunteers from the community to operate it and keep it current. Free-Net Cleveland is part of the National Public Telecomputing Network (NPTN), which is being created to provide networked services and links between Free-Nets throughout North America and the world.
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In L.C. Smith and P.W. Dalrymple, eds. 1992. Designing information : new roles for librarians. Papers presented at the 1992 Clinic for Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 187-203.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (29th : 1992)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1349
ISBN: 0-87845-088-2
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1992.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-11


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