February 14, 2006
Coming Soon to the Web: Digital Universe
The Digital Universe will be a network of topical web portals "that is intended to become — over time — the largest reliable public information resource in history." Emphasis here is on the word "reliable." Why? Perhaps because one of the founders of Wikipedia is the founder of Digital Universe.
To access most of the Digital Universe, you will have to download the site's ManyOne Application Suite including its Mozilla-based "ManyOne Navigator" plus subcribe to the service. Registration is free but during the the process you will be offered fee-based Internet service, etc. Your IT staff will "love you" for downloading the app and because it is computer-specific you will have to download it to every computer you would want to access the resource from.
Once you access the site via its browser, you will find a very slick interface and, at the moment, a small number of media-rich resources. Remeber this is a start-up. At the moment, there is no portals for US law or legal research ... that's something you can change
Read more about the plans for Digital Universe.
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