The iNet Gateway Trial,
CANADA INST FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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The iNet Gateway is an intelligent network concept developed by the Computer Communications Group of the TransCanada Telephone System. iNet has evolved in recognition of the requirement for more universal accessibility to information providers and other computer-based services. The iNet Gateway is designed to simplify the process of gathering, using and communicating information by offering a single point of access to satisfy the information needs of a user. In order to test the concept of intelligent networking a one year field trial is being conducted from July 1982 to July 1983. 400 trialists from the banking, communications, energy, real estate, legal, travel and bibliographic sectors are participating. The Bibliographic Common Interest Group is undertaking a series of specific projects to evaluate the utility of gateway technology to the information transfer process.