- U.S. Department of Defense implements ARPANET (advanced research projects agency network) to demonstrate how communications between computers could promote cooperative research among scientists.
- U.S. National Science Foundation incorporates ARPANET into its new INTERNET (interactive network).
- The CORE project, to create a prototype of an electronic library of ACS journals, is established cooperatively by ACS, CAS, Bellcore, OCLC, and Cornell University.
- First sites appear on the World Wide Web.
- CAS begins Internet coverage of chemical science resources that are only available in electronic form.
- ACS creates ChemCenter, a web service to access a wide variety of chemical information. Includes full text of 26 ACS journals.