ERIC Number: ED057867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Compatibility Problems of Network Interfacing.
Stevens, Mary Elizabeth
From the standpoint of information network technology there is a necessary emphasis upon compatibility requirements which, in turn, will be met at least in part by various techniques of achieving convertibility --- between machine and machine, between man and machine, and between man and man. It may be hoped that improved compatibilities between machines and between men and machines will lead to more effective man-to-man communications. In general, the compatibility problems in network planning and implementation are those of interface and interchange. These problems are not new. If an information management system is defined as emphasizing not only listing or retrieval by category but also the explicit identification of the individual record (including information on its location and availability) and as providing individual record retrievability, then, again, the interfacing problems are not new. However, at least two major factors are new: (1) the formalization of information exchange networks and (2) the emergence of the teleprocessing technology, the "marriage" of computers and communications. (Other papers from this conference are available as LI 003360 - 003379 and LI 003381 through LI 003390) (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Conferences, Information Networks, Information Systems, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Man Machine Systems, Networks, Planning, Problems, Relationship
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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