ERIC Number: ED231341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
CTIC Cablebooks. Volume 1: The Community Medium.
Jesuale, Nancy, Ed.; Smith, Ralph Lee, Ed.
The first of a two-part series, this volume addresses the broad scope of questions and issues that confront local governments when formulating or reevaluating cable policy. In 11 chapters, 14 authors present an historical perspective and discuss cable technology and state-of-the-art options: (1) "Overview of Cable TV Services and Technology," Nancy J. Jesuale and Ralph Lee Smith; (2) "Cable System Revenues and Expenses," Deborah Love-Heilig; (3) "Enhanced and Interactive Services," Janet L. Quigley; (4) "Security and Fire Alarm Services," John Mansell; (5) "Institutional Networks," Thomas E. Wolfsohn; (6) "Community Programming: Public Access and Local Origination," Susan Bednarczyk, Tom Borrup, Janet Quigley, and Margaret Shulz; (7) "Local Government Uses of Cable," John Velie; (8) "Educational Uses of Cable," Carol Brown Eilber; (9) "Health Uses of Cable," Charlotte A. Bliss; (10) "Telecommunications Needs Assessments," Harriet Moss; and (11) "Vital Links-- Interconnection of Cable Systems," Linda J. Camp. Appended materials include "Elements of Community Television Production," John Velie; "Glossary of Cable Terms," Lonni Moffet; "Bibliography," Reed Carpenter; and "Satellite Program Services" (a listing). Diagrams and tables of data are included in various chapters. (LMM)
Descriptors: Alarm Systems, Cable Television, Case Studies, Community Services, Costs, Educational Television, Electronic Equipment, Glossaries, Information Networks, Local Government, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Programing (Broadcast)
The Cable Television Information Center, 1800 N. Kent St., Suite 1007, Arlington, VA 22209 ($18.50 per volume, $31.50 for 2-volume set (ISBN 0-943336-02-3); 20% discount for orders of 20 or more sets).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Cable Television Information Center, Arlington, VA.