ERIC Number: ED115220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Computerized Networks Among Libraries and Universities: An Administrator's Overview.
Mayhew, Lewis B.
This monograph is an overview of the present and possible future trends in networking, the use of computer communications technology to facilitate the sharing of information and computer resources over great distances. The text reviews networks already being used by universities to share instructional resources and computing ability, and by libraries to facilitate systematic acquisition, serial control, and retrospective bibliographic searches. Networking implies problems of uniformity of users, unused capacity, fee sharing, and financial support; each problem is discussed in depth. With an awareness of possible budgetary and political constraints, the present state of network technology is discussed and predictions are made for the future. (EMH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Libraries, Computer Oriented Programs, Coordination, Databases, Delivery Systems, Information Centers, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Library Automation, Library Networks, Library Services, Networks, Online Systems, Program Descriptions, State of the Art Reviews, Time Sharing
Box E, School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (Check made payable to "Box E" must accompany order; $3.00. If purchased with IR 002 745 and 746, $5.00 for all three)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources.