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Satellite transmission and document supply

William R Tuck (An independent consultant on data communications systems, with a particular interest in their application to library‐related services. Formerly, he was Senior Research Fellow in the Computer Science Department at University College London, which he joined in 1981. From 1987 until 1990, he was co‐ordinator of the British Library‐funded Quartet project, a collaborative investigation into the application of new technology to communications within the academic research community.)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 April 1992

Abstract

Discusses an attempt by the British Library Document Supply Centre to exploit the capabilities of electronic mail linked to satellite transmission as a channel for large scale document delivery. Examines the background, transmission procedure, mode of operation, and future directions for electronic document delivery. Surmises that satellite transmission′s most serious competition comes from ISDN, although the likelihood is that the two will merge to carry a multitude of services.

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Tuck, W.R. (1992), "Satellite transmission and document supply", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 20 No. 4, pp. 138-142. https://doi.org/10.1108/02641619210154387

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