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ERIC Number: ED399967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May-17
Pages: 10
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Electronic Reference Library: Silverplatter's Database Networking Solution.
Millea, Megan
Silverplatter's Electronic Reference Library (ERL) provides wide area network access to its databases using TCP/IP communications and client-server architecture. ERL has two main components: The ERL clients (retrieval interface) and the ERL server (search engines). ERL clients provide patrons with seamless access to multiple databases on multiple workstations and across the Internet. The ERL client is able to communicate with up to four ERL servers simultaneously. Creighton Health Sciences Library (Omaha, Nebraska) accesses databases from two ERL servers: The Health Sciences Library ERL server located on site and a Silverplatter ERL server located in Boston. In addition to processing information requests, the ERL software has user account administration and database management programs. ERL ADMIN is a user-friendly DOS program that enables administrators to add, delete, or change user accounts and to calculate usage statistics. The Database Server is a UNIX program which enables the administrator to install, mount, delete, or update databases. The ERL provides librarians and patrons with access to many more databases and advanced searching capabilities than its stand-alone CD-ROM counterpart. A glossary and a list of ERL components and benefits are appended. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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