The agreement, finalized in November 2003, enables OCLC to serve libraries that were formerly served by the CAPCON
Automation Division CAPCON Library Network CARL Corporation CIRC Crozier Information Resources Consulting Ltd.
CAPCON Library Network Catalog Card Company CIRC Crozier Information Resources Consulting Ltd.
Automation Division CAB International Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Canadian Industrial Innovation Centre CAPCON Library Network CARL Corporation CIRC Crozier Information Resources Consulting Ltd.
In April, CAPCON added a new staff position, Internet Training and Support Specialist.
CAPCON has also brought up a new Gopher server on CAPCON Connect designed especially with the resource-intensive orientation of librarians and other information professionals in mind.
CAPCON has just expanded its agreement with SURAnet, a regional NSF-affiliate network, that will enable CAPCON Connect subscribers to upgrade from straight dial-up access to SLIP/PPP Internet connectivity through CAPCON.
SURAnet is very glad to work with CAPCON to provide an Internet link to a significant number of libraries in the capital area.
Under the arrangement, CAPCON will house computer and telecommunications equipment that will enable libraries, using a standard microcomputer and modem, to dial into a high-speed 56 Kilobits-per-second telecommunications line between CAPCON and SURAnet that will serve as a direct conduit onto the Internet.
Scheduled to be available by late summer, Reynolds indicated that the tentative costs for a library to subscribe to the CAPCON Internet Access Program will include a one-time $25 start-up fee, and ongoing fees of $75 per year and $20 per month within the DC/Northern Virginia/suburban Maryland local calling area for a library's first account, covering up to twenty access hours per month, with a nominal per-hour charge for access beyond twenty hours during a month.
Jim Ohvetti of CAPCON
noted the following enhancements to Firstsearch, version 1.
In addition, several library cooperatives are participating voters, including CAPCON
(District of Columbia), INCOLSA (Indiana), CARL (Colorado), OCLC, RLG, MINITEX (Minnesota), OHIONET, PRLC (Pittsburgh), and PALINET (Pennsylvania).