Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 12, 1994

State-of-the Art Library Network Introduced at APL
By Linda Dorsey

The R.E. Gibson Library and Information Center in the Applied
Physics Laboratory will hold a three-day open house Tuesday,
Sept. 20, through Thursday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. until 3
p.m. A state-of-the-art information system--Scientific and
Technical Information Library Automated System, or STILAS--
and laboratory-wide networked CD-ROMS will be introduced.
    "Total Access: The Library at Your Desktop" is the theme
for the open house. The event will feature library services
displays including STILAS, electronic document delivery
services, locally networked CD-ROMS, other Hopkins library
resources and Internet resources. Library staff and selected
information service vendors will give demonstrations and
answer questions.
    The STILAS currently integrates the on-line catalog and
circulation operations. In the future, the integrated system
will include serials control, acquisitions and the ability to
search other STILAS and library databases using the same
search commands. Customers will have the ability to place
holds on books, order articles or books, request an
interlibrary loan and ask reference questions. The library
staff will also be able to communicate with customers via the
laboratory-wide e-mail system.

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