5.0264 Hypertext of Online Library Catalogs (1/83)
Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 31 Jul 1991 19:41:47 EDT
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0264. Wednesday, 31 Jul 1991.
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 91 16:13:33 -0400
From: Charles Robinson <email@example.com>
Subject: Catalist--for accessing libraries' catalogues
At the request of Richard Duggan, I submit the following announcement:
* ATTENTION MS WINDOWS 3.0 USERS *
The University of Delaware Department of English presents:
CCCC AAAA TTTTT AAAA L IIIII SSSS TTTTT
C A A T A A L I S T
C AAAA T AAAA L I SSSS T
C A A T A A L I S T
CCCC A A T A A LLLL IIIII SSSS T
CATALIST is a hypertext version of Billy Barron's "UNT's
Accessing On-Line Bibliographic Databases" for Microsoft
Windows 3.0. CATALIST is available FREE via anonymous FTP.
As you may know, many university libraries make their
bibliographic databases available as On-Line Public Access
Catalogs (OPACs). Anyone who has access to the Internet may log
into these systems and search them free of charge. CATALIST is a
hypertext catalog of OPAC addresses and access instructions.
CATALIST has the ability to search for OPACs by either
geographical location or alphabetical list. The user simply
starts CATALIST by double-clicking its icon, then uses intuitive
hypertext principles to locate instructions for logging into a
specific catalog. Because it is a Windows application it will
run alongside any Windows compatible communications software, you
can simply start CATALIST in one window and log into your
mainframe in another. This gives you the ability to look up
library after library without leaving CATALIST or your mainframe
Once you have found a library and got connected, CATALIST
provides information to help you search the database. CATALIST
has a notebook function which will allow you to take notes and
keep the notes associated with that particular library. You can
even copy whole entries or screens from the library's catalog to
CATALIST's notebook using the Windows Clipboard.
CATALIST is available free from the following two anonymous FTP
ZEBRA.ACS.UDEL.EDU in the directory pub/library
VAXB.ACS.UNT.EDU in the directory library/catalist
The following is a sample FTP session showing how to get the file
README.TXT from ZEBRA. ==> represents your system prompt.
==> ftp zebra.acs.udel.edu
Connected to zebra.acs.udel.edu.
220 zebra FTP server (SunOS 4.1) ready.
Name (zebra.acs.udel.edu:duggan): anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send ident as password.
Password: <type your e-mail address here>
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
ftp> cd pub/library
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> get readme.txt
200 PORT command successful.
150 ASCII data connection for readme.txt (188.8.131.52,2004)
226 ASCII Transfer complete.
local: readme.txt remote: readme.txt
3951 bytes received in 0.01 seconds (1.8e+02 Kbytes/s)
The README.TXT file contains detailed information about how to
get and extract the CATALIST program.
We hope you will give CATALIST a try. If you need further
information, or if you do not have FTP access, contact the
author, Rich Duggan, at the following e-mail address:
Thank you. Charles E. Robinson