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Baltimore County Public Library Provides Remote Dial-Up Access to Online Info

Magazine article Information Today

Baltimore County Public Library Provides Remote Dial-Up Access to Online Info

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Baltimore County Public Library's (BCPL) new Window On the World service gives computer users access from their home, school, or office to BCPL's catalog of materials as well as access to the Internet via Sailor, Maryland's online information network.

The Window On the World service enables the public to access a vast network of electronic information 24-hours a day. Users can connect to BCPL's computer system and discover the county public libraries which own a particular item and whether or not that material is checked out; search the file of approximately 2500 local government agencies and community organizations; search the UnCover Index, which can fax articles for a fee; and browse through other library catalogs in Maryland and the U.S.

BCPL's Window On the World also connects the user to Sailor, a computer network that allows access to scores of public databases through a portion of the Internet as well as access to the holdings of other Maryland libraries. …

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