ERIC Number: ED407948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun-10
Reference Count: N/A
Mississippi Library Commission Data Network Specifications.
Evans Associates, Thiensville, WI.
This document provides a detailed design for the data portion of the Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) public library network. The data network is based on Frame Relay technology, and would provide more functionality at a higher speed than a previously considered dial-in network could. The document is divided into 16 sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Current Environment; (3) Desired Functionality; (4) Network Overview/Cost Summary; (5) Hardware Requirements; (6) Software Requirements; (7) Network Requirements at MLC; (8) Network Topology Options; (9) Equipment at the Endpoints; (10) Personnel Issues; (11) Training Issues; (12) Network Deployment Issues; (13) Network Support Issues; (14) Security and Firewalls; (15) Next Steps; and (16) Attachments. Attachments include a library-by-library breakdown of the proposed network used to determine overall estimated costs for telecommunications lines and library equipment; public and private device IP (Internet Protocol) and WAN (wide area network) addressing charts; router configurations; MLC computer survey and results; diagrams and charts of network connectivity options with cost information; and MLC CD-ROM tower specifications. (SWC)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer System Design, Cost Estimates, Design Requirements, Integrated Library Systems, Library Automation, Library Expenditures, Library Networks, Library Planning, Online Catalogs, Public Libraries, Shared Library Resources, Specifications, State Agencies, Statewide Planning, Technological Advancement, Technology Planning, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Mississippi Library Commission, Jackson.
Authoring Institution: Evans Associates, Thiensville, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi