ERIC Number: ED229030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Telefax Library Information Network. TALINET II Continuation Grant.
Denver Univ., CO. Graduate School of Librarianship and Information Management.
A demonstration project was undertaken to determine whether 1978 telefacsimile technology could address public library needs in a cost-effective manner. The TALINET project involved local public library staff in five developing communities in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming, as well as research/resource information staff at the University of Denver who researched questions from the public libraries and delivered information to them via telefax. This report describes the dissemination of the findings and implications of the TALINET project and reviews further experimentation with the Qwip II, a more advanced telefacsimile machine. Report appendices comprise: (1) the agenda and list of participants in a 1979 TALINET Regional Conference which was entitled"TALINET: Exploring Telefacsimile for Library Applications"; (2) the conference's keynote address by Norman H. Kreisman entitled "Telecommunications--Libraries and the Future"; and (3) a paper entitled "A Baker's Dozen of Telecommunications Technologies: Capsule Descriptions for the Layman," which describes audio teleconferencing, video teleconferencing, computer conferencing, slow scan television, facsimile, the Electronic Blackboard, TTY (teletypes for the deaf), closed captioning of television, teletext and viewdata, subcarrier (SCA), instructional television fixed service (ITFS), cable television, and satellite networking; it also lists the strengths and weaknesses of video teleconferencing, computer conferencing, audio teleconferencing, and face-to-face conferencing. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of Telecommunications.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Graduate School of Librarianship and Information Management.