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ERIC Number: ED031685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 71
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A New England Land-Grant Network; A Study of the Feasibility of Establishing Educational Information Links Between the Six Land-Grant Universities in New England.
Bardwell, John D.
This study sought to identify physical facilities needed to connect the six New England land-grant universities. Criteria were time (use of current technology), cost (regular operating budgets of participating institutions), minimal personnel requirements, flexibility, and compatibility. The telephone system, an existing microwave network, a developing radio network, and computers and other communication devices received special attention. It was suggested, among other things, that the Eastern Educational Television Network (EEN) could be the backbone of an educational information network, and that a main truck microwave relay system from Washington, D.C., to Montreal could be created to serve a complete regional distribution system. (The document includes provisions of the Higher Education Act, Title 3; EEN associated institutions; and descriptions of the EEN itself, the New England Library Information Network, a shared data processing system for Vermont hospitals, the proposed Agricultural Network of the National Agricultural Library, the proposed University Information Technology Corporation involving Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and information and computer utilities.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: New England Center for Continuing Education, Durham, NH.
Identifiers: New England