ERIC Number: ED183207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-23
Reference Count: N/A
State Agency Uses of Telemedia Technology in Virginia. Telecommunications Study Commission, Working Paper No. 10.
Uses made of telemedia by various governmental agencies in Virginia in carrying out their functions are reviewed, and potentials for use offered by current technology are explored. The predominant uses for radio and television by those state agencies that have used telemedia are to distribute public service announcements (PSA's). Scripts, slides, and ITV programs have also been acquired by/for state agencies; most of these materials have been designedand produced by commercial sources under contract. Problems involved in contracting for services with vendors--i.e., public relations and advisory firms, public and commercial broadcasting stations, program production services, and commercial equipment vendors--are indicated, as well as a lack of standard procedures for administering funds for such contracts. It is concluded that the state's greatest weakness in not making greater use of available technologies has been due to a lack of information rather than an absence of technology, and several innovative uses of telemedia in other states are cited as examples of the potential that could be tapped by state agencies in Virginia. (RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Telecommunications Study Commission, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia