ERIC Number: ED328257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
The Authoritative Guide to the Use of Telefacsimile in Libraries. [Second Edition.] Occasional Paper Series 3, No. 1.
Buchman, James H.; Byrnes, Jane, Ed.
Addressing both positive and negative issues associated with adapting telefacsimile technology to meet library service needs, this guide provides basic information about the technology while illustrating how librarians have begun to incorporate it into their work processes. The following topics are covered: (1) the definition of telefacsimile and its history; (2) a history of telefacsimile use in libraries; (3) technological changes; (4) telefacsimile applications in libraries (interlibrary loans, branch communications, and reference services); (5) electronic mail and telefacsimile; (6) what to look for when purchasing equipment (vendors, "bells and whistles," plain paper units, and maintenance agreements); (7) telecommunication costs; (8) current policies for telefacsimile use in libraries; (9) "junk fax" mail; and (10) telefacsimile's future. Three appendixes provide definitions of terms, the names and telephone numbers of telefacsimile equipment manufacturers, and suggested guidelines for library use of telefacsimile. (9 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Library, Columbus.
Note: For the first edition, see ED 314 065.