1984: Telecommunications : making sense of new technology and new legislation

 

21st Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1984). Edited by James L. Divilbiss

For twenty years this series of Clinics has explored nearly every aspect of library automation. Telecommunications has often been mentioned at these Clinics because automation projects of any scope nearly always involve pieces of computer equipment separated by more than a few feet. Whether the application is cataloging, public access, reference, or interlibrary loan, communication lines are usually an inescapable part of the system. While the divestiture of the Bell System and rapidly changing telecommunications technology have had great impact on the entire business community, our concern here is with their impact on libraries.

The complete text of the proceedings is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Conrad, Deborah K. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1984)
    This paper is a description of the Lincoln Trail Libraries System (LTLS) Data Communications Network which was developed without the support of our computer system vendor by nontechnically oriented librarians. In order ...

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  • McKean, Joan Maier (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1984)
    In the search to find new services to offer, new roles to fill, new functions to perform, and new needs to address, libraries are also sensitive to the value-added opportunities. What initiatives are taken must be done ...

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  • Brownrigg, Edwin B. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1984)
    The advent of online catalogs in libraries has resulted in a problem that could not have been foreseen when most library buildings were built the need for wiring to transmit data between terminals and the online ...

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  • Oliver, Dennis (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1984)
    In the beginning, libraries were not leaders in the use of new technology. Upon graduation from library school twelve years ago, a new professional had the experience of not being able to find a job because his combination of ...

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  • Flavin, Michael A. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1984)
    Many activities are underway to apply technology to the office to achieve improved productivity. This paper discusses advances in telecommunications technology and how they can be applied to the office environment. Trends ...

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