GALILEO, GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, will be five years old on September 21, which has been declared “GALILEO Day” by an act of the Georgia General Assembly. The library staff will be passing out bookmarks, teaching a walk-in workshop for patrons on Friday, September 22nd, and demonstrating GALILEO to patrons upon request.
GALILEO is an unprecedented achievement in online resource-sharing. A World Wide Web-based virtual library, GALILEO provides access to multiple information resources, including over 100 databases indexing thousands of full-text articles in periodicals and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, business directories, government publications, and electronic books. GALILEO’s extensive databases, initially accessible by University System of Georgia institutions, are now available to all public educational entities in the state, Georgia’s private academic libraries, and every citizen of Georgia through the public library system. GALILEO’s usage has increased exponentially, from about 300,000 searches for information in 1995 to over 8,000,000 in 1999.
GALILEO Week is a statewide celebration for GALILEO libraries throughout Georgia. Each library, in its own way, will be honoring the origin of this great avenue to online information resources. Marking GALILEO’s birthday during the week of September 21-27 is intended to raise interest in GALILEO within Georgia’s communities and to encourage use by library patrons.
Make some time this week to learn more about what GALILEO has to offer undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff here at GSU.
How to get the GSU password for GALILEO if you are not in the library building.
On March 15, 2000, the Georgia General Assembly passed a resolution*, recognizing September 21, 2000 as "GALILEO Day" in Georgia.
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*Author ID: 31 Author name: Doug*