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What is webcache?

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Important Notice !!!

Library Webcache Service was ended on 5th of August 2014. In order to access the Library Electronic Recources from outside of METU Campus please use the other services which explained in this link below:
http://lib.metu.edu.tr/remote-access


What is Web Caching?

Web caching is an efficient method of saving time and easing the burden on the network traffic by keeping  temporary copies of web objects requested by the user (desirable to accessed later to the same remote web sources -such as the data that are accessible via protocols such as HTTP, FTP, Gopher-) on one of the servers of the local area network, where these previously cached objects are instantly returned to the user. so, the average time for returning the requests of users using the same web caching server is reduced and more bandwidth is gained.