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Publication date: 1 March 1993

Andrew Bird, Tom Blaney and John Burton

Data communications is a relatively neglected topic, which issurprising as it offers the infrastructural platform that can help toprovide organizations with flexibility…

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Data communications is a relatively neglected topic, which is surprising as it offers the infrastructural platform that can help to provide organizations with flexibility and responsiveness. DataComms 2000 explores the business themes and issues, and technology drivers and focus that will shape the industry. Explores the perspectives of a range of different actors.

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Information Management & Computer Security, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-5227

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Publication date: 1 January 1987

Dayna E. Buck and Jerome W. Krois

According to the Dictionary of Data Processing, telecommunications is the transmission and reception of signals over long distances by means of radio, telephone, or…

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According to the Dictionary of Data Processing, telecommunications is the transmission and reception of signals over long distances by means of radio, telephone, or telegraphy. Telecommunications can take place across the room, across town, or across a state. When data are transferred between remote locations, telecommunications equipment is necessary in addition to the usual computer hardware. The equipment creates a host of considerations other than those encountered in a single building automation project. In fact, in an automation project with disbursed sites, telecommunications, rather than computer hardware and software, may become the major source of problems. A number of basic telecommunications concepts are presented as an introduction to the technology and associated issues.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

Article
Publication date: 1 January 1986

Ronald M. Locklin

Despite potential pitfalls, users of information technology are increasingly finding it advantageous to interconnect to “network” computer systems. In fact, the widespread…

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Despite potential pitfalls, users of information technology are increasingly finding it advantageous to interconnect to “network” computer systems. In fact, the widespread use of networking is becoming the next major wave in the evolution of information technology.

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Journal of Business Strategy, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0275-6668

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1994

Charles Farley, Susan Beck and Julia Miller

Geac Computers, Inc. is now in its twenty‐fourth year as a library system supplier. For the past year and a half, Geac has been combining the resources of recently…

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Geac Computers, Inc. is now in its twenty‐fourth year as a library system supplier. For the past year and a half, Geac has been combining the resources of recently acquired CLSI with its own to create a “new” Geac, a company focused on developing advanced information systems and superior service programs to meet the needs of libraries for the future. Geac's sole product development and design goal is to provide libraries with the most advanced technology available to enable them to manage and deliver information from a variety of sources worldwide. The measured transition to client/server architecture from the current centralized character‐based design is an example of Geac's adaptation of the latest technology to meet the needs of libraries. Networking is an important component of Geac's systems for the future. As more information becomes available in electronic formats via a variety of networks, it is important that Geac systems provide fast, easy, transparent access to it. The ultimate objective of Geac's client/server and network development is to provide fast, easy access to all types of data, wherever it resides.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1980

Peter Rigg

The world of data networks is developing quickly. This article reviews the reasons for the new public services, and indicates some of the differences between them. The…

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The world of data networks is developing quickly. This article reviews the reasons for the new public services, and indicates some of the differences between them. The effect on the terminal user, and the need for communications standards and/or conversion facilities to deal with increasingly widespread communications between incompatible equipment, are commented upon. It is also noted that future developments will need to meet the needs of not only data terminals but other related devices such as word processors and facsimile.

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Program, vol. 14 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 1 October 1980

There are two major exhibitions in November which, between them, can be relied upon to provide something of interest to just about everybody who is interested in data processing.

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There are two major exhibitions in November which, between them, can be relied upon to provide something of interest to just about everybody who is interested in data processing.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 80 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

Article
Publication date: 2 January 2018

Feride Gonel and Atakan Akinci

The purpose of this paper is to present the effects of ICT-use on environmental problems in Turkey.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present the effects of ICT-use on environmental problems in Turkey.

Design/methodology/approach

The study focuses on the effects of ICTs on finding the solutions to environmental problems. Inspired by specific classification, these categories that the authors used are as follows: the consumption of material sources; the transportation of people and goods; office spaces and smart building; using data communication and monitoring; ICT equipment (the last category involves the negative effects of ICT equipment itself; since we focus on “by ICT” issues, the authors will not examine this category in detail).

Findings

First of all, as a developing country, Turkey has an ability to monitor and control data on environment and the country is working to improve on it successfully in cooperation with international-related institutions. At the same time, using ICTs, smart buildings are increasingly becoming popular in Turkey with the help of some regulations. Transportation is another area that uses ICT.

Originality/value

To make a connection between ICT and environmental problems, it is a very new issue in developing countries. It is also new for Turkey. Therefore, as the authors know, this is the first general review on this subject.

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World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, vol. 15 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-5945

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Publication date: 1 February 1989

Clifford A. Lynch

Over the past eight years, the MELVYL catalog has become one of the largest public access catalogs in the world, and now plays a central role in providing access to the…

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Over the past eight years, the MELVYL catalog has become one of the largest public access catalogs in the world, and now plays a central role in providing access to the library resources of the University of California. Currently, under heavy load, the MELVYL catalog supports many hundreds of simultaneous terminal connections, servicing over a quarter of a million queries a week and displaying more than two million records a week to its user community. This article discusses the history of the network that has supported the MELVYL catalog from the early days of its prototype to the present. It also describes both the current technical and policy issues that must be addressed as the network moves into the 1990s, and the roles that the network is coming to play in integrating local automation, the union catalog, access to resource databases, and other initiatives. Sidebars discuss the TCP/IP protocol suite, internet protocol gateways, and Telenet and related inter‐operability problems.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 7 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

Article
Publication date: 1 April 1990

J. Hollingum

Reports on a study of the technical requirements and the businesscase for installing an enterprise‐wide network including networkingwithin the factory. Discusses the use…

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Reports on a study of the technical requirements and the business case for installing an enterprise‐wide network including networking within the factory. Discusses the use of the Manufacturing Message Specification for communication, open systems integration technology and the hardware used. Concludes that the biggest benefits of the project have been experience of OSI integration, and supplier contacts.

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Integrated Manufacturing Systems, vol. 1 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6061

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1987

Kathy Hudson

Challenges in modifying an older building to accommodate a contemporary library include many of those inherent in planning for any new building: defining future needs…

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Challenges in modifying an older building to accommodate a contemporary library include many of those inherent in planning for any new building: defining future needs, anticipating growth, projecting how new technology will affect functions and staffing patterns. An older building presents additional challenges because electrical, plumbing, and other systems often must be retrofitted to accommodate higher demands. The introduction of new technologies also imposes requirements for ventilation, noise suppression, and temperature regulation that are much more complex than old designs anticipated. Sophisticated, contemporary electronic linkages for voice and data communications make demands that were unknown when the building was designed. These challenges are related to the remodeling of the California State Library.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 5 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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