Where did the inforM you know go?
Since the early 1990's inforM has provided a Campus-Wide Information Service (CWIS) for the University of Maryland. Some members of the University community have been more comfortable with the inforM interface than the University homepage because of their long association with it.
Prior to the advent of the World Wide Web (WWW), inforM was a text-based, menu-driven "Gopher" system. Gopher was the name of the software we used to construct the site. When the WWW became popular on the Internet in 1994 we began to transition inforM to a web-based system and at the same time developed a homepage for the University at its own URL: www.umd.edu. Over the years, many University departments and units that had been housed on the inforM system transitioned to their own web sites at their own URLs. While the need for web hosting and development on the inforM system continues, the need for a structured menu to the remaining web sites on the system has diminished and been replaced by the University's web site.
For some years now we have been in transition from the previous inforM service to the new University of Maryland web site located at http://www.umd.edu. The University homepage is the primary web site for the University and the site that is currently developed and maintained. The new inforM homepage reflects the web support resources and services offered by the Office of Information Technology (OIT). OIT's Web Services maintains this site for web hosting and development and many University web sites are still housed on inforM.
We encourage you to use the University's homepage and to learn the new menu structures. Please use the search engine at http://www.search.umd.edu to locate online resources as well.
If you have further questions, please send them to email@example.com or 301.405.2936.
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Last modified Thursday, November 21, 2002