Good News about the Library and the CIIA Homepage
McNenly, Jennifer, Behind the Headlines
Double click on change. The key word is transformation in the John Holmes library as the long march from Gutenberg gulag to cyberia continues. The CIIA homepage, for instance, proved to be a useful advertising tool for the Institute's national foreign policy conference. For the first time in the CIIA's history, the conference was announced on the Internet. Emails were sent to discussion newsgroups and listserves dealing with politics, economics, and international economic relations. Readers were encouraged to visit the CIIA homepage at www.trinity.utoronto.ca/ciia/intro.htm for further details. They did, and they came to our conference.
A new addition to the homepage is local CIIA branch news and events. Vancouver was the first branch to post information on the web. Over the coming weeks the other branches will be approached for announcements concerning meetings and events.
Meanwhile, at the national office, all staff have been assigned email addresses and were given an introduction in October on how to use email effectively and to search the internet.
The index to the John Holmes collection, which resides in the national office, is now available in a keyword searchable database in the library. Digitization of the files is being investigated as a means of both preserving the collection and making it available to the membership. …