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Usenet and the library

Larry Gainor (Reference librarian, Brooklyn Public Library, BBDO Advertising Agency, New York.)
Erin Foster (Manager of technical services, Information Resource Center, BBDO Advertising Agency, New York.)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 March 1993


Network resources have become widely used by libraries in recent years. More than ever before, librarians are expected to become familiar with such tools as electronic mail, file transfer protocol (ftp), and Internet‐accessible online catalogs. Many online professionals consider Usenet to be the world's largest computer network and an essential resource to academics, yet it has received little attention from the library community. This article will provide a brief description of Usenet and discuss how it may be applied to library settings.


Gainor, L. and Foster, E. (1993), "Usenet and the library", Reference Services Review, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 7-22.




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