Abstract = {The article discusses the development of the Internet, a global computer network that allows users to share information. The Internet was born when the military created ARPAnet, a defense research network that was designed to facilitate the creation of a network that can never be destroyed. The author suggests that ARPAnet was able to become so powerful because its developers stressed the use of open systems, formats, and standards, which allowed users to constantly improve upon its infrastructure.},
Author = {Bisson, Casey},
ISSN = {00242586},
Journal = {Library Technology Reports},
Keywords = {INFORMATION networks, DATA transmission systems, INTELLECTUAL cooperation, INFORMATION technology, INTERNET, ARPANET (Computer network)},
Number = {3},
Pages = {21 - 27},
Title = {Open Systems, Formats, and Standards.},
Volume = {43},
Year = {2007}