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Smith, Jane; Delaney, Thomas – Internet Research, 1996
Marcel is a prototype electronic document delivery system based on multipurpose Internet mail extensions (MIME) that was designed and tested by the University of Northern Colorado. This article discusses program implementation and testing, hardware and software requirements and availability, and the program's future. (PEN)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Document Delivery, Electronic Mail, Information Dissemination
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Lukacs, Laszlo – Internet Research, 1997
The information revolution is changing how people live, work, entertain, communicate, and perhaps even pray and celebrate. This article discusses the church (primarily the Catholic Church) in the information society, explores the nature of communication via the Internet, and suggests that the church must embrace communication media to leverage its…
Descriptors: Church Role, Communications, Ethics, Internet
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Edwards, Terry; Kedseemake, Siriluck – Internet Research, 1997
Many corporate and governmental strategists perceive virtual space mobility as merely a new communications tool to speed things up. This article argues that virtual space will revolutionize the way nations and corporations do business; introduces the concept of "diaspora" communications; and proposes World Thai Expert Link (WorldTEL) to…
Descriptors: Business, Computer Mediated Communication, Government (Administrative Body), International Communication
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Busick, Robert – Internet Research, 1997
Because Ohio public, school, and special libraries did not have the infrastructure of their academic counterparts, they turned to a regional OCLC network, OHIONET, to provide Internet access. This article provides an overview of the Internet and OHIONET, discusses OCLC's role in providing services to members via the Internet, and describes the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Information Services, Internet, Library Role
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Henry, Marcia – Internet Research, 1997
There are several ways to connect to library catalogs on the Internet: telneting, links via home pages, and online directories. This article discusses Hytelnet and Libgopher, online directories which list available catalogs and make telnet connections to them. Hytelnet is a good resource for OPAC statistics and Libgopher provides keyword…
Descriptors: Directories, Internet, Keywords, Library Catalogs
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Butler, Julene – Internet Research, 1997
The Internet provides more than access to library catalogs, weather reports, and games. This article describes two categories of scholarly Internet resources: peer-reviewed electronic journals and academic discussion lists (also known as electronic conferences or newsgroups), explains how to access and subscribe, and discusses the advantages and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Discussion Groups, Electronic Journals, Information Sources
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Ebbs, Geoffrey; Rheingold, Howard – Internet Research, 1997
Summarizes arguments for and against Internet censorship written by two contributors to "The Australian" June 24, 1994. The former arguing that censorship is necessary but how controls are developed and who controls them must be confronted, the latter that teaching children how to live in an uncensorable world is the solution. (PEN)
Descriptors: Censorship, Debate, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Devlin, Brendan; Burke, Mary – Internet Research, 1997
Despite the hype, the Internet has limitations as a reference tool. This article discusses the use of the Internet as a reference tool, examines bibliographic structure on the Internet (online directories, search engines, site structure, categorization of reference tools, levels of structuring), and argues the Internet provides no comprehensive…
Descriptors: Directories, Internet, Online Searching, Online Systems
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Birch, David – Internet Research, 1997
Technologies of payment rather than technologies of connection are the real trigger for the expansion of electronic commerce on the Internet. This article discusses "smart cards," highlighting Mondex, the electronic purse developed in the United Kingdom. Predicts that cash will be replaced by "e-cash," which is cheaper to make,…
Descriptors: Banking, Business, Financial Services, Foreign Countries
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Birch, David; Young, Michael A. – Internet Research, 1997
More than 30 million households own PCs and more than 20% of these use PCs to manage their finances. This article examines the Internet and financial services, consumer needs, and differentiation in service products and predicts future trends in retail financial services (cheaper niche products, cross-border selling, selling knowledge, payments,…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Futures (of Society), Internet, Microcomputers
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Aldridge, Alicia; Forcht, Karen; Pierson, Joan – Internet Research, 1997
To cultivate an online market share, companies must design marketing strategies specifically for the Internet. This article examines the nature of business on the Internet, highlighting demographics, user control, accessibility, communication, authenticity, competition, and security and proposes a marketing strategy, including targeting and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Advertising, Business, Competition
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Katz, James; Aspden, Philip – Internet Research, 1997
Analysis of a national random telephone survey of 2,500 revealed that Internet users tend to be wealthier and more highly educated and that Blacks and Hispanics are disproportionately unaware of the Internet. The prime reasons for using the Internet was socio-personal development, whereas barriers to Internet use included cost and difficulty…
Descriptors: Blacks, Demography, Hispanic Americans, Individual Development
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Feher, Annamaria; Towell, Elizabeth – Internet Research, 1997
A survey of 142 information technology (IT) managers, CIOs, and CEOs in manufacturing, government, financial services, education, health care, retailing, aerospace, chemicals, and wholesaling examined business use of the Internet and found that although 85% of respondents are using the Internet, the perception is that their customers and vendors…
Descriptors: Administrators, Business, Consumer Economics, Internet
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Thomas, Daphyne Saunders – Internet Research, 1997
Considers the availability of pornography, particularly child pornography, on the Internet and child access to it. Defines pornographic material and child pornography, discusses its commercial and noncommercial uses and the responsibility for child access, and presents solutions: content tagging; CyberAngels, a volunteer group created by the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Software, Internet, Law Enforcement
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Foo, Schubert; Hui, Siu Cheung; Yip, See Wai; He, Yulan – Internet Research, 1997
A problem with dynamic Internet protocol (IP) addressing arises when the Internet connection is through an Internet provider since the IP address is allocated only at connection time. This article examines a number of online and offline methods for resolving the problem. Suggests dynamic domain name system (DNS) and directory service look-up are…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Information Technology, Internet, Online Systems
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