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DRA installs Z39.50 access to Cambridge Scientific databases

Library Systems Newsletter [January 1994]

Data Research Associates has announced it has established online Z39.50 access to databases from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts. Fast and user-friendly access is made possible by loading the database products on a Z39.50-compliant server running on Digital Equipment Corporation's 4000 Model 610 Alpha AXP computer. The computer is located at DRA's St. Louis corporate headquarters, and can be accessed by any library (with or without a Data Research system) via Open DRANET, DRA's networking service.

The Alpha's 64-bit addressing allows for significantly increased storage and processing capacity. Additionally, installation of a Z39.50-compliant server on which the databases are housed ensures that users can access information using the screens and commands of their home site with which they are already familiar.

Specific Cambridge Scientific databases available include Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management; Marine Biology; FINDEX; Worldwide Market Research; and Expanded Life Sciences Collection with Bioengineering. In addition to the current year's records, the databases provide ten years' worth of back records.

Price quotations are available on request.

[Contact: Data Research Associates, Inc., 1276 North Warson Road, P.O. Box 8495, St. Louis, MO 63132-1806; (314) 432-4100; or (800) 325-0888; Fax (314) 993-8927.]

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Publication Year:1994
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 14 Number 01
Issue:January 1994
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Company: Data Research Associates, Inc.
Subject: Z39.50
Record Number:7493
Last Update:2022-09-22 09:47:06
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00