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Ton Van Den Bogert
05-10-1993, 07:48 AM
Dear Biomch-L subscribers,

More and more information is becoming accessible through
Internet. The following information was originally posted to
LSTOWN-L@SEARN, and describes how to access the files of the
Library of Congress. This represents an enormous amount of
information. Several gopher servers will also be providing
access to this database.

Telnet and gopher should be available at most Internet sites.

-- Ton van den Bogert, Biomch-L moderator
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>Sender: LISTSERV list owners' forum
>From: "Judy L. Stork"
>Subject: LC Files Now on Internet

The Library of Congress Information System (LOCIS) is now available
over the Internet. The telnet address is:

locis.loc.gov
140.147.254.3

LOCIS accepts both telnet 3270 and line mode.

LOCIS includes over 15 million catalog records and over 10 million
records for other types of information: federal legislation, copyright
registrations, Braille and audio, organizations, and selected foreign
legal materials.

Searching hours are (all times USA eastern; closed national holidays):

Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 9:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Printed manuals will be available for sale later this summer and
very soon via FTP (ftp seq1.loc.gov /pub/LC.Online). There will
be a LOCIS Quick Search Guide and a LOCIS Reference Manual.
LC Online Internet: lconline@seq1.loc.gov
Library of Congress