ERIC Number: ED305072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Montana Faxnet Project. Final Report.
Brander, Linda L.
This report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the Montana Faxnet Project, which was created to design and demonstrate a statewide document delivery network utilizing telefacsimile equipment that would create equitable access for all Montanans accessing and retrieving information, and reduce the waiting time for requested materials from weeks to same day service. This final report on the 2.5 year project discusses: (1) the procurement of equipment; (2) the backgrounds of the client sectors who participated in the demonstration project; (3) strategic market planning; (4) networking techniques used to create a long-term network; and (5) educating the general public about facsimile technology and its potentials. The statistical section of the report provides measurements of the volume of use and patron satisfaction; compares differences in sector usage; and reports the turnaround time required to deliver the information. It is concluded that the use of facsimile technology has diminished the geographical barriers separating the state from national power brokers and made information access more equitable to individuals residing in the state. Seven appendixes include a description of the project requirements and an application form for libraries wishing to participate; an outline of the goals and objectives of the project; a statement of system policy on telefacsimile use; an analysis of the costs of providing telefacsimile services; an invitation to a seminar on "the competitive edge"; a Montana Faxnet information request form; and a form for the user to evaluate Faxnet services. (CGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Law Library, Helena.