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Title:Telecommunications in the Office
Author(s):Flavin, Michael A.
Subject(s):Libraries --Communication systems
Telecommunication in libraries
Library science --Technological innovations
Library science --Data processing
Libraries --Automation
Abstract: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 in technology are discussed but predictions are avoided. Earlier, scientists and engineers have succumbed to the temptation to predict the future with poor results. Thomas Tredgold, in 1835, said, "any general system of conveying passengers at a velocity exceeding 10 miles per hour or thereabouts is extremely improbable." This railroad engineer failed to foresee the bullet train travel ing from Tokyo to Osaka at over 100 miles per hour.
Issue Date:1984
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In J.L. Divilbiss, ed. 1984. Telecommunications : making sense of new technology and new legislation. Papers presented at the 1984 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 69-76.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (21st : 1984)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1984.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10

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