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Internet Public Library definition


(IPL) A project at the University of Michigan School of Information and Library Studies to provide an on-line, 24 hour public library, chaired by an assemblage of librarians and information industry professionals. The library aims to provide library services to a target audience estimated to number 1/4 of the entire American population by the end of the century.
The Internet Public Library is scheduled to go on-line in March 1995. Among the first services will be on-line reference; youth services; user education; and professional services for librarians.
(http://ipl.sils.umich.edu/).
(telnet://ipl.sils.umich.edu/).
Mailing list: majordomo@sils.umich.edu.
(1995-07-20)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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