ERIC Number: ED196419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-9
Reference Count: 0
Communications Technology and Telelibrary Services.
Morgan, Walter L.
This review of the world of telecommunications and its effect on special libraries includes discussions on the use of satellites to facilitate document teledistribution, online bibliographic searches, remote access to databases, and teletex systems. It is contended that the growing network of domestic satellites and the decreasing cost of services will introduce competition, thus ensuring that libraries are not limited to one communication source. It is further argued that these events may change the role of the traditional library. A number of illustrations are appended. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Special Libraries Association (71st, Washington, DC, June 9, 1980).