Vet Med on internet and World Wide Web
By Jeff Douglas
Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 09 - October 20, 1994
Committed to using modern information technology to communicate with its constituents, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) has created an electronic version of its newsletter, Virginia Maryland, on its internet server.
The VMRCVM's server is accessible from all parts of the world to anyone with access to the Internet and a World Wide Web browser such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications' Mosaic, MacWeb, WinWeb, Cello, and others.
Whereas "gophers" enable users to access text files throughout cyberspace, the World Wide Web supports the transmission of sophisticated graphics, sounds, and motion video images.
To access the VMRCVM's "Home Page," open a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and enter HTTP://www.vetmed.vt.edu.
After reaching the college's home page, follow hypertext links to the section entitled "About the College." Under this heading you will find categories titled college calendar, news, general information, and admissions. Visitors to the news section can read an electronic version of Virginia Maryland, the regional college's major newsletter, complete with photographs.
In other areas of the college's home page, visitors can learn more about the origins of the college, and its research, instructional, and clinical programs. A comprehensive college calendar is presently under development and is expected to be on line by early November.