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ERIC Number: ED213397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Choosing an Electronic Message System: A Guide for the Human Services.
Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA.; New York Univ., NY. Alternate Media Center.
This guide is designed to give persons working with developmentally disabled clients a practical introduction to the strengths and weaknesses of electronic message systems. It supplies answers to questions often asked by human services personnel, and includes brief descriptions of message systems now available or anticipated in the near future. The advantages and disadvantages of basic types of electronic message systems are briefly discussed, as well as ways in which a group can determine whether it is a good candidate for such a service, what an organization needs to get started, and how to operate an electronic message system. An explanation of the costs of electronic mail systems, a list of human service organizations using such systems, and a list of 11 service providers are also included. Information on a project at New York University and a list of papers on telecommunications in human services available from the project are appended. (MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA.; New York Univ., NY. Alternate Media Center.
Identifiers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see IR 010 020-021.