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Medical Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 3 Mar 1996 20:56:56 -0500
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Dear Friend:
     Thank you for writing to Vice President Gore via electronic
mail.  Since coming on-line, [log in to unmask] has
received thousands of messages from people all over the world.
     Although the volume of mail prevents the Vice President from
personally reviewing each message, be assured that your concerns,
ideas, and suggestions have been read carefully, and a detailed
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that report.  We currently are working toward a system that will
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     On October 20, 1994, President Clinton and Vice President
Gore acted to improve the accessibility of government information
by opening a service called "Welcome to the White House: An
Interactive Citizens' Handbook" on the Internet.  This new World
Wide Web service provides a single point of access to all
electronic government information on the Internet.  By using a
free Web-browsing software program such as Mosaic or Cello, the
user can access a multimedia interface to information from the
White House and the Executive Branch of government, including
White House documents, a virtual tour of the White House, and
detailed information about Cabinet-level and independent
agencies.  This interface includes photographs, audio, and
"hotlinks" to other government Web sites and services.  You
should check with your service provider for instructions on how
to browse the Web.  "Welcome to the White House" can be accessed
     Though the new Web server provides access to White House
documents and publications, we will continue to provide these by
e-mail.  To receive instructions, please send a message to the
following address (**do not "reply" to the memo you are now
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     In the body of your message, type "Send Info" (without
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     Also, we now have a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
document that, among other things, lists certain other sources of
government information.  (The FAQ file is approximately 35K in
size; you should check with your service provider to ensure that
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acknowledged.  In order to obtain this, you should send an e-mail
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     All of us at the White House are excited about the progress
that has been made with this historic project, and we look
forward to future developments.  Your continued interest and
participation are very important to us.
                              Bill Mason
                              Director of Correspondence
                                   for the Vice President
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