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ERIC Number: ED168463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Computer Network Protocol for Library and Information Science Applications. NCLIS/NBS Task Force on Computer Network Protocol.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.; National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.
This document describes a proposed computer to computer protocol for electronic communication of digital information over a nationwide library bibliographic network. The protocol allows application tasks at one site on the network to converse with application tasks at any other site, regardless of differences in computer architecture or operating systems. The protocol relies on other standard protocols for supplying a reliable communications network. The physical network environment to implement this protocol can be structured in a variety of ways and might utilize facilities supplied by common carriers, value added networks, or a combination of both. The Task Force suggests that further investigation remains to be done in the areas of implementation details and program impact. (Author/JVP)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Computers, Databases, Information Science, Information Systems, Library Automation, Library Networks, Library Technical Processes, Online Systems, Program Descriptions, Standards
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 052-003-00601-4, $2.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.; National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.