The Global computer network: Indications of its use worldwide

Document Type



Discusses the use of global computerized information networks through statistics and examples of the involvement of various countries. Topics addressed include growth of the global network; countries that lack any connections; the value of information; librarians and the network; and exploring the Internet, including gopher sites.


Computer networks; Developing countries; Developing nations; Electronic information resources; Foreign countries; Global approach; Information networks; Libraries and the Internet; Library services; Public services (Libraries)


Library and Information Science


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Publisher Citation

Brown, J. M. (1994). The Global computer network: Indications of its use worldwide. International Information & Library Review, 26, 51-65. doi:10.1006/iilr.1994.1005

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