ERIC Number: ED127802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
Some Probable Technological Trends and Their Impact on an Information Network System. LINCS Project Document Series.
Ebersole, Joseph L.
Improvements in the technology associated with the information sciences will have their primary potential impact on the distribution of costs, information flow level, information availability, and use among information channels. This improvement implied not only a capability to perform a given function, but a lower cost. For example, the trend towards multi-access computers implies cheaper and more accessible processing. In considering storage costs, microfilm appears the most economically feasible for new information systems, although this presents new problems regarding the number of data banks and accessibility. The expansion of the micropublishing field should result in reduced relative costs, which in turn would mean greater availability. Vertical integration of channels suggest some answers for active subject areas with a high publishing rate and sizable community. The development of low-cost mini-computers has made possible searches by a remote user. Finally, the creation of standard formats and transferable computer programs will allow for tapping other data banks. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Automation, Clearinghouses, Computer Output Microfilm, Computer Programs, Computer Storage Devices, Indexing, Information Networks, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Science, Information Services, Information Storage, Information Systems, Microforms, Program Costs, Resource Centers, Technological Advancement, Time Sharing
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (PB 192 494, MF $0.95, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language Information Network and Clearinghouse System.