Vol. IX, no. 2..........................................WINDOWS ..........................................March 1997 

Friends in Cyberspace

by Roger Olson 

Imagine being able to learn more about the Friends of the TCU Library, confirm the date and time of the annual Friends banquet, or read the latest edition of Windows from any place in the world, any time of the day or night. If you have access to the World Wide Web, you now can do just that. As of February, the Friends have a home more precisely, a home page on the Internet. 

The Friends Web page, created by Scott Nicholson and Roger Olson, is your online link to Friends information. It provides: a description of the organization and its purposes, an overview of membership benefits, instructions on how to join, an online version of the Windows newsletter, and a schedule of Friends events. In addition, the Web site features the complete text of Mary Parham's history of the Friends. 

In establishing a presence for the Friends on the Internet, we hope to reach a whole new audience of prospective members. At the same time, we want to offer our present members an added source of information, available at any time whether you are in the Fort Worth area or vacationing somewhere on the other side of the globe. The essential thing you will need, of course, is a computer with an Internet connection. Using one of the popular graphical Web browsers (such as Netscape or Microsoft Explorer) will allow you to view the content of the pages to best advantage. The pages are also designed to be fully functional with text-only browsers (for instance, Lynx). 

You can access the Friends page directly at: http://library.tcu.edu/www/depts/friends. Or, as an alternative, you can go to the TCU Library home page at http://library.tcu.edu and choose "Friends of the TCU Library" from the menu. 

We invite your suggestions on ways to improve and expand the page. In the meantime, happy Net surfing! 

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