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Hughes, David R. – Internet Research, 1993
Describes a cost-effective model for public elementary and secondary school educational networking that is based on linking local computer bulletin boards at the school level with the Internet. Highlights include various communications protocols; graphics; teacher training and administrative support; library resources; public readiness; and cost…
Descriptors: Administrators, Computer Graphics, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates
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Olorunsola, R.; Adeoti-Adekeye, A. – Internet Research, 1997
Before Nigeria can connect to the World Wide Web, it must have a national computer network and a series of organization-based intranets. This letter assesses Nigeria's communications infrastructure; discusses what is being done to improve it; and credits its shortcomings to low university funding, rising computers costs, currency exchange rates,…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Costs, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries
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Thomas, Daphyne Saunders; Forcht, Karen A.; Counts, Peter – Internet Research, 1998
Explores issues related to legal considerations of the widespread use of the Internet worldwide. Topics considered include: e-mail; data theft and piracy; search and seizure; electronic banking; offensive behavior; liability; copyright infringement; laws regulating the Internet; and the Telecommunications Act. (PEN)
Descriptors: Banking, Copyrights, Electronic Mail, Federal Legislation
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Cook, Gordon – Internet Research, 1993
Discusses policy decisions that led to the privatization and commercialization of NSFnet; explains the roles of IBM, MCI Communications, and ANS (Advanced Network and Service); and suggests the role that the federal government should take to ensure that the NREN (National Research and Education Network) addresses issues of public access and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Costs, Federal Government
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Ruth, Stephen R.; Gouet, Raul – Internet Research, 1993
Discussion of characteristics of users of computer-mediated communication systems and scientific networks focuses on a study of the scientific community in Chile. Topics addressed include users and nonusers; productivity; educational level; academic specialty; age; gender; international connectivity; public policy issues; and future research…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Computer Networks, Foreign Countries
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Dillon, Martin; And Others – Internet Research, 1993
Describes the OCLC Internet Resource project which investigated the nature of electronic textual information available through remote access using the Internet and the practical and theoretical problems associated with creating machine-readable cataloging (MARC) records using USMARC format for computer files and the Anglo-American Cataloging…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Hypothesis Testing, Internet, Library Services
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Wiencko, Joseph A., Jr. – Internet Research, 1993
Describes the proposed Blacksburg Electronic Village project, a prototype community telecommunications network which delivers network services to an entire Virginia town. Possible educational, business and professional, civic, and quality of life uses are suggested. The importance of concentrating on applications and user services instead of…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Futures (of Society), Information Networks
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Civille, Richard – Internet Research, 1993
Presents a vision and a national strategy for civic networking based on the development of the National Information Infrastructure. Topics addressed include a public interest communications policy; benefits of civic networking, including improving services and reducing government costs, reducing poverty and health care costs, and improving…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Programs, Computer Networks, Cost Effectiveness
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Newby, Gregory B. – Internet Research, 1993
Analyzes the communication norms of the major forms of computer-mediated communication, including electronic mail, mailing lists, Usenet and other bulletin board systems, interactive messaging, multiuser domains (MUDs), and mass-broadcast media. New uses and the development of standards, or norms, are discussed. (Contains 11 references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Electronic Mail, Mass Media, Standards
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Rogers, Ken W. – Internet Research, 1993
Describes how the Commerce Department's Economic Bulletin Board has been linked to the Internet to further the dissemination of government information. Topics discussed include network services; operational constraints; technical issues; costs; identifying potential customers and their information needs; and future plans. (Contains six…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Costs, Electronic Mail, Futures (of Society)
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Weingarten, Fred W. – Internet Research, 1993
Describes a vision of the NREN (National Research and Education Network) as a set of public interest user organizations existing within the framework of the larger National Information Infrastructure to provide public information services that are the responsibility of government. The role of the private commercial sector is also discussed.…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Government Role, Information Networks, Information Services
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Schwartz, Michael F.; Quarterman, John S. – Internet Research, 1993
Discussion of the growth of the Internet focuses on the rate of growth based on three measurements of changes in reachable Internet services: (1) the rate at which sites initiate network connectivity; (2) the rate at which sites become directly connected; and (3) the rate at which sites distance themselves, usually for security reasons. (Contains…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Futures (of Society), Information Services
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Duncan, Denise; And Others – Internet Research, 1993
Describes a prototype information access system developed by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) called NAM (NASA Access Mechanism) to access the Internet for research and development activities. Topics addressed include the Science and Technical Information Program, information needs, networking requirements, functional and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Computer System Design, Futures (of Society)
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Nilan, Michael S. – Internet Research, 1993
Examines the relationship between a society's communication technology and Marshall McLuhan's concerns for human cognition, and between the technology and the ways that humans organize their societies. It is suggested that appropriate development of global electronic networks could have a positive effect on individual and organizational abilities…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cognitive Processes, Computer Networks, Global Approach
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Viehland, Dennis W. – Internet Research, 1993
Describes the results of the mistaken identity of an Internet electronic discussion group for President Clinton's electronic mail office. Members' actions and reactions are discussed; guidelines for using electronic discussion groups are suggested; and the popularity of electronic communication is considered. (LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Discussion Groups, Electronic Mail, Guidelines
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