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Title:Defining "It": NREN's Opportunities for Librarians
Author(s):Martin, Susan K.
Subject(s):Research libraries --United States --Automation
Library information networks --United States
Abstract:Various aspects of the National Research and Education Network (NREN) are discussed. Legislation currently under consideration is characterized by a focus on the research community to the exclusion of other potential user communities and is also characterized by a low level of federal funding. Librarians have already played a role in changing the focus of the proposed network and need to continue this effort. Other issues discussed include defining when the Internet evolves into the NREN, who will have access to the network, what will be accessible on the network, and who will pay for access to the network. Finally, the role of the librarian in a leadership capacity in the implementation of the network is discussed.
Issue Date:1991
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In B. Sutton and C.H. Davis, eds. 1991. Networks, open access, and virtual libraries : implications for the research library. Papers presented at the 1991 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 61-73.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (28th : 1991)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1991.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10

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