ERIC Number: ED057851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
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Telecommunications Programs Affecting Network Development.
Norwood, Frank W.
In a recent issue of "Fortune," the leading article carried the predictive title, "The Coming Shake-Up in Telecommunications." Increasingly, the attention of the business community and the general public is being called to the emergence of such new and potentially revolutionary communications technologies as CATV (community antenna television) and communications satellites. Adding new ingredients to the communications mix has a strong catalytic effect, releasing powerful forces which churn up established and long-stable policy matters, raising new questions and reopening old ones. This paper examines those regulatory, technical, and program developments which are a part of the "shake-up in telecommunications," and explores their implications for those planning library and other"public-service oriented" communications networks. Such consideration must include recent and proposed changes in Federal Communications Commission rules and procedures; plans for new commercial special service common carrier networks; the predicted evolution of CATV into a national system of broadband cable communications; and developments in the satellite field In addition, it is important to see that other public and semi-public agencies are interested in network development and to explore what opportunities for cooperative effort and mutual benefits may exist. (Other papers from this conference are available as LI 003360 - 003363 and LI 003365 through LI 003390) (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Conferences, Federal Legislation, Information Networks, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, National Programs, Telecommunications
In "Proceedings of the Conference on Interlibrary Communications and Information Networks," edited by Joseph Becker. American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611 ($15.00)
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Sponsor: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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