ERIC Number: ED375846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-26
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Emerging Technologies: Applications and Implications for School Library Media Centers.
Craver, Kathleen W.
This paper examines emerging information technologies and their implications for school library media centers. Because of the fluctuating situation regarding new innovations, only emerging technologies that specialists believe will occur within the next 5 to 10 years are discussed. For each technology mentioned, a brief description is given followed by its implications and possible applications for school library media centers. The following technologies are covered: (1) the digital electronic medium; (2) telecommunications; (3) cable and satellite resources; (4) integrated services digital network (ISDN); (5) telecomputer technologies; (6) computer hardware; (7) scanners; (8) CD-ROM technologies; (9) software developments; (10) specialized software; (11) hypertechnologies; (12) interactive media; (13) national and international networking; (14) Internet; (15) National Research and Education Network (NREN); (16) expert/knowledge systems; (17) neural networking; (18) virtual reality; and (19) virtual reality and education. (Contains 31 references.) (JLB)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Technology, Learning Resources Centers, Media Specialists, Optical Data Disks, School Libraries, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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