The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 24, 1997-7
gains more voice in library, information studies policy
By Maria Hackett
Daily Staff Reporter
As people become familiar with the possibili-
ties of finding information on the Internet, going
to the library may not be the first step in doing
The National Committee on Libraries and
Information Studies researches how the two
methods of finding information can balance
each other out, among other issues.
"It's a challenge to preserve traditional print-
oriented publications, and still support new tech-
nologies,' said Jane Williams, acting executive
director of NCLIS. "All types of libraries have to
strike a balance'
The University will now have increased input
the debate thanks to the U.S. Congressional
proval of Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths, the director
and chief information offi-
cer of the University'sg
Division, to the NCLIS. They
approval came after
Griffiths was originally
nominated by President
Clinton in December.
University officials recog-
nize the impact Griffiths's
membership can have on the
committee as well as the Griffiths
University community through policies and input.
"Jose-Marie Griffiths has broad experience
with technology and its interface with academic
programs and will be an enormous resource for
the committee," said Provost Nancy Cantor.
"Insodoing, (she) will keep Michigan in the cen-
ter of new developments."
Since Griffiths is familiar with computing in
the academic arena, she has become an impor-
tant advocate for policies looking out for the
needs of educational institutions.
Because the work on the committee is only part-
time, she will be able to maintain her ITD position.
Cheryl Munn-Fremon, director of ITD for
consumer relations and support, said that
Griffiths is not only representing the University
of Michigan, but other universities as well.
The 16-member committee researches rapidly
evolving issues such as "electronic government
information dissemination, digital libraries, uni-
versal access to information, telecommunica-
tions services, intellectual property and human
resources development for the digital arena"
Griffiths said in a written statement.
"All of these and other issues are of interest to
the University. As policies, protocols, and stan-
dards for information services evolve, the
University will be involved in the discussion;
Griffiths said in a written statement.
iTD officials are excited about the new input
the division will have in policy decisions and
greater access to government information.
"It's a nice blend for Jose (Griffiths) to be able
to both bring back ideas from the committee, and
also share our ideas with the members of the com-
mittee and government," Munn-Fremon said.
Munn-Fremon said part of what Griffiths will
be doing is trying to make sure government regu-
lations don't hinder scholarly access to federal
information like statistics, protocols and software.
The NCLIS gathers information through stud-
ies and supplies the President and Congress with
poignant information and statistics that are then
used in the policy-making process.
"The commission's focus is really the presi-
dent and Congress" Williams said. "The better
advice we can provide the more responsible
those decisions will be and in turn, the better the
service to users and libraries will be."
For example, Williams said, "One of the
favorite things of the president and vice presi-
dent is to say they want to connect every school
and library by 2000." Williams said it is the duty
of the NCLIS to study if that goal is possible.
At the beginning of her five-year appointment
to the committee, Griffiths has already represent-
ed the committee at an international conference.
She also sits on the search committee, which will
narrow the field of nominees for a new executive
director of the NCLIS in the coming weeks.
Clot-busting drug saves stroke victims
Running on empty
By Heather Wiggin
Daily Staff Reporter
eath was the last thing on Harold
inch's mind last Thursday as he lay in
his hospital bed recovering from hand
surgery. But the line between life and
death grew thin when Finch's health
took a sudden turn for the worse.
Instead of being crippled by a sudden
stroke, however, Finch was treated with
a life-saving procedure that prompted
an immediate recovery.
Finch's initial injury seemed unim-
rtant. "I was pulling blackberries and
Woked my finger," Finch said. His fin-
ger became severely infected and doc-
tors performed hand surgery at
Finch first reported weakness in his
hand a few hours after the completion
of his surgery. After a span of 15 min-
utes, Finch was "unable to move his
limbs, had no gag response and could-
n't move his face;' said Neurology resi-
nt Brett Kissela.
. issela identified the warning signs
of brain trauma and rushed Finch to the
CT scanner. The brain scans showed no
signs of internal bleeding.
Kissela and other doctors had to act
quickly because Finch could no
longer speak and his condition was
"We had to presume that it was a
stroke from lack of blood supply to the
brain," Kissela said. "A blood clot
Blood was clotted on Finch's brain
stem, which controls breathing and
other vital systems.
"I was really scared," Finch said
about his stroke. "I've had foot surgery,
open heart surgery, hand surgery and a
stroke since March, 1997."
Doctors infused a fairly new blood
clot-busting medicine called tissue-
plasminogen activator into the
patient's bloodstream over the course
of an hour.
TPA has only been used in stroke
patients for a little more than a year,
said Medical School Prof. William
Barsan, who has been researching the
drug for 10 years. "In his case, it was
very lucky that he was in the hospital,'
The results have amazed both Finch
and his doctors.
"He responded about an hour and a
half after finishing the infusion and was
able to lift his arms off the bed," Kissela
said. "The next day he was totally nor-
TPA is "basically a protein made in
the body,' Barsan said. Researchers
have "discovered a way to make it with
TPA may seem like a miracle drug,
but doctors do not use it casually. "The
risk part of the drugs is that it's indis-
criminate;" Barsan said. In a patient
with healing wounds, the medication
breaks up scabs and can cause internal
But researchers said the benefits of
TPA have outweighed the risks in stroke
"Thirty percent more people end up
normal" after TPA is administered up to
three hours after a stroke, Barson said.
Kissela and Barson said people
"I think it was a
saved my life.
- Harold Finch
should be familiar with the warning
signs of a stroke and call 911 immedi-
ately if any are suspected. Typical warn-
ing signs include weakness in the
extremities or the face, loss of sensa-
tion, visual loss or double vision, and
slurring of words, Kissela said.
"Stroke is the third leading cause of
death in America, and the first leading
cause of disability" Kissela said.
With quick detection of stroke and
the use of TPA, doctors hope to
reduce these statistics. More stroke
cases should have results like that of
"I think it was a miracle,' Finch said.
"They saved my life."
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By Peter Romer-Friedman
For the Daily
Seeking to challenge larger compa-
nies like America Online and
Compuserve, Gay Net, a new Internet
service for gay men, is breaking onto
the campus scene.
Organizers are offering free service
to all college students.
Two years ago Andy Cramer, the
founder of Gay Net, surveyed 12,000
people to measure the interest for an
all-gay online service. After finding a
popular demand for his product,
Cramer transformed Gay Net into an
entire online service, similar to AOL or
"It's the most complete online ser-
vice on the Internet," Cramer said.
"Most (gay) sites are small and region-
al. We've gone worldwide, since the
Internet is international."
Gay Net offers news, community
chat lines, matchmaking and many
Many University students expressed
enthusiasm for the creation of Gay Net.
Others said they are cynical, citing that
there are already thousands of sites for
gays and lesbians to log on to.
"The Internet is a powerful organiz-
ing tool" said Beth Harrison, a gradu-
ate student in social work and sociolo-
gy. "It's a great way for the gay com-
munity and many other communities to
Another reason for gays to use the
Internet is the anonymity of cyber-
space, said Ken Blochowski, interim
director of the Michigan Student
Assembly's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgendered Programs Office.
'Many of the resources on the
Internet are anonymous," Blochowski
said. "People (who) take steps to inves-
tigate a same-sex attraction or a conflict
with their gender can talk to others who
are sympathetic about how they're feel-
But Blochowski said that he is suspi-
cious of new companies coming into an
already crowded market.
"There are zillions of these things;'
he said. "Who's to say which are better?
Services like Gay Net serve to be an
entertainment forum. AOL is entertain-
ment. There's a place for those things in
the world, but it's only a sliver of the
tools and resources the Internet has for
information and support.:
The staff at Gay Net pointed out that
there are major differences between
mainstream services like AOL and the
expressive nature of Gay Net.
"There's a lot of gay bashing on the
regular services" Cramer said. "I start-
ed Gay Net because I was on AOL talk-
ing to a gay man from Chicago. He told
me not to log off because he'd never
meet a gay man on the Internet again.'
Whether or not Gay Net is entertain-
ment, Cramer promises tp give free
Internet access to thousands of college
students worldwide. Hundreds signed
up days after the free access was initiat-
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"We just launched the program,
Cramer said. "We sent over 500 invita-
tions to participate. We're expecting
tens of thousands of people to join."
Gay Net's free access period for stu-
dents will last at least until the end of the
year. Cramer said he may extend the free
time for another year, or even for the four
years that students are in college, if the
program continues to be successful.
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -
Educators listened carefully yesterday
as Gov. John Engler urged them to sup-
port his plan to sell up to $768 million
in bonds to pay school districts for state
underfunding of special education pro-
But after the speech at the third annu-
al Governor's Education Summit, many
were still shaking their heads.
They want the money. But they aren't
were not part of the suit.
Democratic gubernatorial candidates
Doug Ross and Larry Owen both said
the state shouldn't borrow to cover
school operating costs.
"To load up debt is irresponsible fis-
cally" Ross said. "Because the debt was
accumulated over a number of years, it
should be paid back over a number of
Owen had even harsher words for