UMI to post massive cultural archive online
August 1st, 1998

A massive digitizing initiative is under way to put hundreds of thousands of books, newspapers, and periodicals on the internet. The information archivist company UMI announced that it will scan…


Tennessee locked in bitter eRate contract dispute
August 1st, 1998

With funding for the first year of the eRate set, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) now must turn its attention to interpreting the program’s rules. How the FCC resolves a…


eRate Update: Battle rages Over eRate
June 1st, 1998

The eRate program, designed to help schools and libraries pay for access to the internet, staggered in mid-June under a barrage of criticism from telecommunications companies (telcos), consumer groups, and…



CyberSummerSchool lets kids study while they surf
June 1st, 1998

If a Eugene (Ore.) public school program catches on, trying to convince lagging students to suffer hot, stuffy classrooms while their friends cavort poolside might be a thing of the…