Library DrawingThe CONNector

JULY 2001Volume 3 Number 3

iCONN - Connecticut Digital Library

William Sullivan, Administrator, Connecticut Digital Library

iCONN provides online access to essential information resources to every citizen in Connecticut through public libraries, schools, colleges, universities and homes. Since Lt. Governor M. Jodi Rell held a press conference at the State Library officially announcing iCONN on April 9, 2001, the following activities have occurred:

For K-12 and Public Libraries:

For Academic Libraries:

The selection of databases was based on ballots cast at the iCONN March 26, 2001 kickoff conference, input from subsequent trials, and recommendations from The Council of Connecticut Academic Library Directors (CCALD) and the Department of Higher Education. We also recently created a linkage between over 2,000 titles listed in the Connecticut Union List of Serials (CULS), which is part of the reQuest statewide library catalog, and full-text titles in InfoTrac OneFile, the largest Gale periodical database. Access to all iCONN databases requires authentication for onsite access by IP address.

All train-the-trainer training of public, academic and public school trainers has been completed. Training of public school library media specialists, teachers and administrators begins in July.

iCONN Home Page includes a "Request For Comments" (RFC) (320kb) (This file is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF) and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.) that describes our current thinking about the future directions of the reQuest Statewide Library Catalog and associated services. The RFC is also intended to provide a framework and a catalyst for discussions with potential suppliers and the library community about next-generation reQuest services. This document will change over time as it reflects these discussions about both what is desirable as well as what can realistically be achieved. By publishing and maintaining this RFC, the State Library hopes vendors will be better prepared to respond in a timely fashion when the procurement process is designed and implemented. We invite comments, suggestions and questions.

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