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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
won't work.
 
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.
 
 
                   Cambridge University
 
Location: Cambridge UK
 
To access:
 
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
takers?
 
Ann Miller
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA  22807
fac_amil@jmuvax1.bitnet
INTERNET: 
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