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By Caroline Arms

A glance at how ten American faculties and Universities bridged the space among computing, administrative, and library organisations

special case reviews from ten American faculties and universities will organize you to make larger plans and judgements for an digital library, built-in details administration procedure, or unified details source. you will find versions and directions overlaying reference companies, newest philosophies and methods, administration and association matters, supply mechanisms, and more.

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MIT Press and John Wiley & Sons, 1962). 9. Overhage, Carl F. , and R. Joyce Harman, eds. : MIT Press, 1965). 10. , ed. Campus Networking Strategies, EDUCOM Strategies Series on Information Technology (Bedford, Mass: Digital Press, 1988). 11. Hildreth, Charles R. Library Automation in North America: A Reassessment of the Impact of New Technologies on Networking (München, West Germany: K. G. Saur, 1987). QUfffol OCLC Online Computer Library Center Michael McGill Drew Racine A uthors have been talking about "paperless information systems" and the "electronic library" for more than a decade.

At a few universities, such as the Stevens Institute of Technology, all undergraduates are required to have personal com­ puters. At Dartmouth, students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to buy computers; 90 percent of the incoming class bought computers in the fall of 1988. Many universities have found that, even when they have made no concerted effort to encourage the use of computers in the curriculum, 30 percent of students have acquired them anyway for word processing. On almost all campuses, clusters of public machines assure that all students and faculty members have easy access to a computer.

Known as the Internet, this network integrates the NSFNET, the ARPANET, and around fifteen regional networks. TCP/IP can use a wide variety of low-level protocols, including Ethernet and Token Ring, and support a broad range of high-level application protocols. The Department of Defense has announced that suppliers will be expected to support the ISO/OSI standard protocols in future. The national computing network will move to conform to the international standards, but this process may take many years, as the ISO/OSI protocol family matures.

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