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DRA expands internet capabilities and world wide Web presence

Library Systems Newsletter [October 1995]

Data Research Associates has joined the Commercial Internet eXchange (CIX), a trade association of Public Data Internetwork service providers promoting and encouraging development of the public data communications internetworking services industry in both national and international markets. In conjunction with joining CIX, DRA announced that it will soon expand its Internet—provision capabilities through broad-bandwidth connections to the CIX router and other network access points.

In addition, the company announced that it has released the beta version of its World Wide Web server, DRA Web, and that it has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an industry consortium run by the Laboratory for Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. DRA Web allows public, academic, school, and corporate libraries to provide access to their catalogs and other resources via the World Wide Web and provides the libraries themselves with Web access to the many index, abstract, cataloging, and research databases available on Open DRA Net. DRA president Mike Mellinger said, “With the beta release of this new product and the growing demand for extension of library automation applications in the context of the World Wide Web, membership in the W3 Consortium allows us to actively participate in the evolution of the Web as an information retrieval mechanism.”

The DRA Web product is publicly accessible on the World Wide Web at DRA's Web address: www.dra.com.

[Contact: Data Research Associates, Inc., 1276 North Warson Road, P.O. Box 8495, St. Louis, MO 63132-1806; (314) 432-1100 or (800) 325-0888; fax (314) 993-8927.]

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Publication Year:1995
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 15 Number 10
Issue:October 1995
Page(s):91
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: Internet service providers
ISSN:0277-0288
Record Number:7670
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