The nature of information exchange at Brock University is changing. The University Library no longer regards its holdings as the sole resource it can make available to students and faculty; vast stores of information from global sources are now available instantly to anyone in the Brock community. Many faculty members now regard communication via the electronic medium of the university network as commonplace as using the telephone.
In urging students and faculty to exploit these valuable on-line resources, the Senate Committee on Communications and Computing Policy recommends that a minimum startup configuration for computer purchasers should include not only the computer itself, but also a modem and a communications software package. For further specific recommendations for one's discipline, purchasers are strongly advised to consult their departments.