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Title:Potentials of Interactive Cable Television
Author(s):Katz, Lawrence W.
Subject(s):Libraries and television
Cable television
Abstract: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 Committee on Telecommunications of the National Academy of Engineering, whose membership is widely representative of government, industry, and national civic groups, states: Our cities have many problems in urgent need of solutions. City governments have a requirement for closer communications with their citizens and readier response to citizen needs. City schools are less than satisfactory in providing quality education to the nation's youth. Medical care is inadequate for the cities' poorer and older citizens. Individualized transportation is clogging the streets and polluting the air. Public transportation is often inefficient and unattractive to its users. Law enforcement agencies have difficulty in coping with a growing crime rate. The Committee believes that modern communications technology, thoughtfully applied, can help in relieving many of these problems and in upgrading the level of city life. This conviction has been further confirmed as a result of the Committee's in-depth study of city operations, and a continuing exchange of ideas with officials in a cross-section of U.S. cities.
Issue Date:1973
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In C.E. Thomassen (ed). 1973. CATV and its implications for libraries : proceedings of a conference. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 52-65.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (19th : 1973)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1972.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-17

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