Academic journal article Information Technology and Disabilities

Department: Online Information and Networking

Academic journal article Information Technology and Disabilities

Department: Online Information and Networking

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NEWS ITEMS:

A new version of the American Printing House for the Blind's bibliographic database is now being made available to users. The new catalog, _CARL et al_, will eventually contain holdings information for a number of national providers of books available in braille, audio, and e-text formats. The new CARL database uses NOTIS and is in standard US MARC format. _CARL et al_ is currently available only as a dial-in service, however, and users must pay access charges to utilize the catalog. If you are interested in using the database, you can call APH toll-free at 1-800-223-1839 and ask for more details.

AVAILABLE DATABASES ON INTERNET:

A new user interface is now online for the National Distance Learning Center. The new system has been improved to allow greater searching capability and easier methods to download information.

The National Distance Learning Center is a centralized electronic information source for distance learning programs and resources. The NDLC provides users with detailed listings of available courses. The NDLC contains listings of K-12, Higher Education and Continuing Education courses as well as Teleconferences. To reach the NDLC database, telnet to: ndlc.occ.uky.edu login: ndlc

Be sure to read the online documentation. If you have any questions or have difficulty connecting to the database you can call NDLC at 502-686-4556.

Although not a new database, ABLEDATA BBS can now be accessed by way of the St. John's University (New York) gopher. …

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