Describes the benefits of a low‐cost digital library server using an electronic mail interface. Suggests hardware and software configurations. Outlines a hypothetical budget and cost analysis for the first year of operation. Recommends a possible upgrade path. Suggests a “486” computer and v.34 high speed modem. Discusses the reasons for preferring the Linux adaptation of UNIX for the platform for this application. Recommends mail transport agent and outlines mail server programs available. The bibliography includes all online and printed references necessary to obtain and configure the software discussed.
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