1973: CATV and its implications for libraries

 

Allerton Park Institute Proceedings (No. 19, 1973); Edited by Cora E. Thomassen

The nineteenth Allerton Park Institute was held November 11-14, 1973, at Allerton House, Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois. The conference theme centered on the implications of cable television for libraries. The general purpose of the Institute was to foster greater understanding about the subject of cable television in the conference participants.

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

The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Shank, Russell (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1973)
    The rise of cable television is only one of the technical manifestations of several major social changes taking place that involve the manner, the content, and the intensity of communication among people. The true ...

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  • Mariano, Bobby (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1973)
    A public access workshop is a video-cable facility open and available for use to everyone in the community. The following is a description of the essential workings of such a facility based on the experiences of the ...

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  • Esteves, Roberto (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1973)
    Probably the greatest obstacle to librarians becoming involved with cable technology is their own inertia and natural hesitancy to pioneer in a new field. There are many good reasons why librarians would rather wait for ...

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  • Dowlin, Kenneth E. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1973)
    Public libraries are going through a period of great change. Historically they have provided the majority of their services to educated people; have emphasized collection development in the area of literature and history; ...

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  • Katz, Lawrence W. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1973)
    New forms and imaginative uses of telecommunications can make contributions of fundamental importance to meeting and solving nearly every major problem of urban society and urban life. The report recently issued by the ...

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