I don't access the library's catalogs through a communications program, but through an IRMA board
in a PC that provides a direct connection to the campus computer center.
AN IBM 3270 emulation board or an IRMA board
(a physical connection to a mainframe computer) and a mainframe account are also required.
Compared to IRMA boards
, which were previously used to connect most of the micros to the mainframe, NET3270 offered easier workstation reconfiguration, better keyboard layout, faster display times and easier file-transfer facilities.