Top Institutions Present Free Online Seminars to International Audience

For the first time, online seminars from leading universities, museums and libraries will be made available for free to an international audience through Fathom, a source for online courses founded by Columbia University. Users from all over the world can take a variety of courses from respected institutions, such as Columbia University, The London School of Economics and Political Science, Cambridge University Press, The British Library, The New York Public Library, and The University of Chicago. The seminar material is presented in a variety of medias, including text, images, audio, video and animation. Following this virtual lecture, participants can join discussion boards, take a self-assessment test or learn more through related educational links. Fathom, New York, NY, (877) 731-6941,

This article originally appeared in the 12/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.