ERIC Number: ED301211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Local Area Networks for Information Retrieval.
Kibirige, Harry M.
This examination of the use of local area networks (LANs) by libraries summarizes the findings of a nationwide survey of 600 libraries and information centers and 200 microcomputer networking system manufacturers and vendors, which was conducted to determine the relevance of currently available networking systems for library and information center use. LANs and their components are described, and the role of microcomputers in LAN development is considered. The results of the study are provided together with a sample list of libraries and information centers that currently use LANS. (EW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll. Graduate School of Library & Information Studies.
Note: For a related paper, see IR 052 557.