ERIC Number: ED057862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Principles of Telecommunications Planning.
Dunn, Donald A.
Telecommunications planning is viewed as a decision problem in which a decision maker must select among several alternative telecommunication systems with different costs and performance characteristics. In some cases the decision will involve comparison of alternatives with outcomes that involve the behavioral responses of users to the system, and these responses may be difficult to measure. In other cases outcomes may only be predictable on a probabilistic basis. In all cases the decision maker needs a systematic way of expressing his values in the form of tradeoffs among the outcome dimensions. A decision framework that encompasses all of these issues is presented along with an example of its application to a hypothetical decision problem for a library system involving a tradeoff between communication line costs and user terminal costs. (Other papers from this conference are available as LI 003360 - 003374 and LI 003376 through LI 003390) (Author)
Descriptors: Conferences, Decision Making, Information Networks, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Planning, Problems, 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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