Telecommunications Networks: Issues and Trends

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Telecommunications
Networks

Issues and Trends

edited by M. E. L. Jacob

Published for the American Society for Information Science by Knowledge Industry Publications, Inc. White Plains, New York

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Table of Contents iii
  • List of Tables and Figures v
  • Preface vii
  • Part One: Setting the Scene 1
  • 1: Library Telecommunications and Public Policy: History and Prospectus 3
  • Notes 15
  • 2: What Can You Expect from the Intelligent Wideband Communications Network of the Future? 17
  • Notes 37
  • Part Two: Open Systems 39
  • 3: The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model 41
  • Conclusion 65
  • 4: Linked Systems Protocol: A Practical Perspective 67
  • Conclusions 78
  • Notes 80
  • 5: The Linked Systems Project: OCLC's Role 83
  • Part Three: Specific Network Perspectives 93
  • 6: National Networks in a State of Transition: The UTLAS Experience 95
  • 7: Telecommunications and the New OCLC Information Delivery System 99
  • Conclusion 113
  • Notes 113
  • 8: The Operational Issues of lnternetworking 115
  • Conclusions 131
  • Notes 131
  • Part Four: Future Options 135
  • 9: Telecommunications Networks 137
  • Conclusions 148
  • Notes 148
  • 10: Managing Information Technology 151
  • 11: Telecommunications Options for the 1980s 159
  • Notes 163
  • Selected Bibliography 165
  • Index 173
  • About the Authors 179
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