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The MLIN Gopher is Here!
On October 24, 1994, the Massachusetts Library and Information Network (MLIN) became a reality. "MLIN provides a connection service to all Massachusetts library catalogs available on the Internet. Some 50 million holdings may be browsed. As technology becomes available and more catalogs are added, MLIN will ultimately become a virtual catalog of Massachusetts library holdings with single search access to some 75 million items as well as a unified interlibrary loan system linking all libraries in the state."2
The MBLC celebrated with a “virtual ribbon cutting” with Lt. Governor Paul Cellucci at Cambridge Public Library.2
What else happened in 1994?
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