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RE: get your digital library! $13.95

I remember this from years ago... We had it as a library resource pre-Web.
Unless they've done some serious updating and redesign it's public domain,
DOS, and in a particularly unreadable format. If this is spam (which it
looks like) I wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot drawer rod. In fact, I
wouldn't touch it period, without better information.

Cynthia Plenge
Head, Access Services/Systems
Champlain College Library
Burlington, VT 05401

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Okerson [mailto:ann.okerson@yale.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 4:30 PM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: get your digital library! $13.95

Anyone out there know what this collection is?   Ann Okerson

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 18:52:21 +0000 (GMT)
From: "NBCi/XOOM.com"
Subject: 5,000 of the greatest works ever written for only $13.95!

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