In the late 1980s and early 1990s the Library at Apple Computer provided small grants for software and equipment under its "Library of Tomorrow" program ("ALoT"). The Apple Library no longer exists, alas, at least not in the form it once had; it fell victim to corporate cost-cutting and reorganization. Librarians Steve Cisler and Monica Ertel were central to ALoT. They and their colleagues deserve credit for the results: thousands of free software packages, information collections, and enhanced services which have been a boon to library users everywhere.

I helped ALoT in a tiny way by working in my spare time on a couple of projects, the results of which are available from online archives:

Thanks ALoT, for encouraging these and other information sharing projects!

Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 18:43:08 (EST) = 1999-11-27

TopicPersonalHistory - TopicLibraries - TopicProgramming

(correlates: SteveCisler, MarkZimmermann, FreeTextDesiderata, ...)