JHUNIVERSE AND BEYOND COURSES OFFERED The recently advertised JHUniverse courses for users and information providers have been filled. Those who were interested in the courses but did not get in may also sign up for one of Homewood Academic Computing s Internet workshops (Introduction to the Internet, Navigating on Your PC, Navigating on Your Mac). The workshops are covered by tuition remission. For more information call HAC at 516-8096. PRATT LIBRARY ONLINE Baltimore s Enoch Pratt Free Library is now online as part of Seymour, the Maryland Information Network. The new gopher, organized and managed by the state of Maryland, allows users to search the Pratt and other state library catalogs, state and federal databases and various information files, including a thesaurus, a dictionary and the complete works of Shakespeare. Seymour may be reached from the main menu of JHUniverse by selecting Into the Internet!, followed by Our Favorite Gophers and Such, then Government, then Seymour. Once in Seymour, users should select the Bulletin Board from the main menu, then choose Enoch Pratt Free Library and login as prattcat. Seymour also has an e-mail function designed to allow users to search for e-mail addresses in the University of Maryland system, accessible under e-mail at the main menu. Though dial-in service to gopher is free, there is a $35 a year charge for e-mail and a $100 a year charge for full connectivity. SOFTWARE AVAILABLE A complete listing of site-licensed software, as well as freeware and shareware available through Homewood Academic Computing, is now accessible through JHUniverse. Descriptions and fees for the site-licensed software can be accessed from the main menu by choosing Computer and Information Technology, then Homewood Academic Computing, then Site Licensed Software Available from HAC, then Site Licensed Software. By following a similar path, but choosing Freeware and Shareware at the last menu, users can access a wide range of free software programs for both Apple and IBM-based computers. Included on the list are programs that search for computer viruses, programs to enable a computer to more efficiently run gopher software (such as JHUniverse), and dozens of other software applications. The free software may be downloaded directly onto a remote computer simply by following instructions found in the README file in each software program. E-MAIL CLASSIFIEDS, COMMENTS TO 'GAZETTE' Just a reminder: Readers can e-mail classifieds ads -- up to 20 words -- to firstname.lastname@example.org. All deadlines and requirements for the free ads remain the same. Readers should consult the classified section for details. If you'd like to send a calendar item, register a complaint, make a suggestion or just tell us what you like -- or would like to see -- in the Gazette, we welcome your comments. The Gazette e-mail address is email@example.com. Please include a phone number if you are submitting a calendar item or story idea. Keep those bits and bytes zipping in, folks.
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