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UDT Series on Data Communication Technologies and Standards for Libraries

Packet Radio: Applications for Libraries in Developing Countries (1993)

Gary Cleveland
National Library of Canada

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. INTRODUCTION

  2. PROBLEMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRY LIBRARIES

  3. OVERVIEW OF PACKET RADIO TECHNOLOGY

  4. PACKET RADIO IN DEVELOPING COUNTRY LIBRARIES

  5. PACKET RADIO PROJECTS

  6. CONCLUSION

        Issues and Obstacles in the Use of Packet Radio
        Benefits of Packet Radio

    References


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Funding for this study was provided by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) as part of the 1991 Work Plan of the Universal Dataflow and Telecommunications (UDT) Core Programme. The author would like to express his appreciation to Leigh Swain, UDT Programme Director, for his overall direction of the study and to Paula Tallim, UDT Programme Officer, for her editorial support.

Parts of this document were produced in collaboration with consultants at Software Kinetics Ltd., Stittsville, Ontario. The author would therefore like to acknowledge written contributions in parts of Chapter 3 of Pery Quan, Joe Zeeman, and Dennis MacKinnon, of Softare Kinetics.

Special thanks to Dr. Clifford Lynch, Director of Library Automation, University of California, and to Gary Garriott of Volunteers in Technical Assistance, for reading an earlier draft of this study and for providing many valuable comments, suggestions, and additional information. All errors and omissions, however, remain the author's.

Gary Cleveland
National Library of Canada

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