ERIC Number: ED168518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Message Delivery System for the National Library and Information Service Network: General Requirements. Network Planning Paper Number 4, 1978.
Hartmann, David C., Ed.
The Message Delivery System described, a facility that will link automatic bibliographic services and permit the transmission of messages among the various services, is one of the basic requirements for the development of a comprehensive computerized bibliographic system of nationwide scope. The system will enable users of one system to have access to information and services on other systems that are part of the National Library and Information Service Network. This document lists the general technical requirements for the Message Delivery System and discusses the anticipated evolution of the network. It defines the scope of technical network activities, the system development methodology, and the technical work that must be undertaken to realize an operational network. (Author/MBR)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Design, Diagrams, Information Networks, Library Networks, Methods, Online Systems, Program Descriptions, Program Development
Customer Services Section, Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress, Navy Yard Annex, Bldg. 159, Washington, D.C. 20541
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Network Development Office.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Library and Information Service Network
Note: For related documents, see IR 007 014-017; Document prepared by the Network Technical Architecture Group