ERIC Number: ED032075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Dec-20
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Telefacsimile Services Between Libraries With the Xerox Magnavox Telecopier.
A 30-day test of the Xerox Magnavox Telecopier was conducted in order to evaluate its feasibility as a means of transmitting printed pages between libraries, primarily as a faster alternative to the usual method of mailing a Xerox copy of a journal article from one library to another in response to a mailed request. The test was carried on between the Reno and Las Vegas campuses of the University of Nevada and the Davis campus of the University of California, using early production models of the machines. Results of the experiment indicate that the system is feasible and convenient for routine interlibrary use provided that improved reliability and consistency of copy quality is attained in later production models. Transceiving time for an average 10-page request is about one hour. An average total elapsed time of 4 hours for completion of requests can readily be achieved. Quality of copy is adequate for most library materials when the machines are functioning properly, a condition which occurred less than 2/3 of the time with the early production models used in this test. Total operating costs for the system average about $9.85 per 10-page transmission. Appendices include technical aspects of the system, costs, and examples of telecopied materials. (Author/RM)
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Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ., Reno. Library.