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Title:Packet Radio for Library Online Catalogs
Author(s):Brownrigg, Edwin B.
Subject(s):Libraries --Communication systems
Telecommunication in libraries
Library science --Technological innovations
Library science --Data processing
Libraries --Automation
Abstract: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 catalog. This problem is particularly serious in older libraries, where there are insufficient conduits, false ceilings are rare, and one faces the prospect of running cables through marble floors. Installing such wiring can be costly. The experience of the University of California demonstrates that the cost of installing terminals in quantities of eight to ten may range from $8,000 to $12,000, not including staff costs. Even if the wiring for data communications makes up only half of this figure ($4000 to $6000), it is evident that the wiring can cost as much as or more than the terminal itself.
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: 84-94.
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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