ERIC Number: ED082471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Regional Computer Networks In the United States.
Weingarten, Fred W.; And Others
Results of a study of regional computer networks are presented. The aim of the report is to reveal the impact of college computer networks on users and providers and thereby to assist policy makers with decisions concerning computing. Questionnaires, site visits, and conferences were used to gather information. The first five chapters offer a general introduction to networks: what and where they are, their feasibility, and how to create them. Chapters 6 and 7 discuss costs and the implications of networks for the overall computing environment. Chapter 8 deals with instructional and administrative aspects of computing, while the following chapter treats the technical aspects of communications. Chapter 10 lists network parameters and the last chapter reviews five representative regional networks. Finally, some conclusions are presented, along with a list of National Science Foundation-supported networks and a glossary. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Costs, Feasibility Studies, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, National Surveys, Networks, Regional Cooperation, Telecommunications
Regional Study, University Computer Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 ($4.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City.
Identifiers - Location: United States