Accessing Cambridge via Internet
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 145. Wednesday, 29 May 1991.
Date: Tue, 28 May 1991 10:03:00 -0400
From: Ann Miller <FAC_AMILLER@JMUVAX>
Subject: Accessing Cambridge U. library
Last week Mr. Ranson asked how to access Cambridge University's online
catalog. I am sending the instructions along. You must use INTERNET
to access the library. If your computer only has BITNET access this
A couple of things to remember: 1) it is polite to use other people's
computers during their off hours, this won't be a problem with
Cambridge; 2) remember that online catalogs, generally, have
relatively contemporary publications, special collections and archival
materials are usually not included.
If you are accessing via a PC and communications program be sure that
you are set up to emulate a VT100 environment. This is the most
common environment when accessing library catalogs.
Location: Cambridge UK
1. Type [at your mainframe's main prompt] TELNET SUN.NSF.AC.UK
2. At the login prompt, type janet
3. At the hostname prompt, enter uk.ac.cam.ul
4. Enter Y.
To exit, type END.
The Cambridge software is different and takes a bit of getting used
to. Plan some play time so as to get used to the system.
If SHAKSPEReans wish I would be happy to put together something to
post on accessing other libraries as well. There are a many libraries
out there which allow remote access. I have been working on a
workshop for faculty here and could send what I have along. Any
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