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Realizing the Information Future: The Internet and Beyond

Realizing the Information Future: The Internet and Beyond (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Research Council, National
By Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
By Committee, Nrenaissance
By Academy of Sciences, National

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The potential impact of the information superhighway--what it will mean to daily work, shopping, and entertainment--is of concern to nearly everyone. In the rush to put the world on-line, special issues have emerged for researchers, educators and students, and library specialists.... At the same time, the research and education communities have a valuable head start when it comes to understanding computer communications networks, particularly Internet. With its roots in the research community, the Internet computer network now links tens of millions of people and extends well into the commercial world. Realizing the Information Future is written by key players in the development of Internet and other data networks. The volume highlights what we can learn from Internet and how the research, education, and library communities can take full advantage of the information highway's promised reach through time and space. This book presents a vision for the proposed national information infrastructure (NII): an open data network sending information services of all kinds, from suppliers of all kinds, to customers of all kinds, across network providers of all kinds.Realizing the Information Future examines deployment issues for the NII in light of the proposed system architecture, with specific discussion of the needs of the research and education communities. What is the role of the "institution" when everyone is on-line in their homes and offices? What are the consequences when citizens can easily access legal, medical, educational, and government services information from a single system? These and many other important questions are explored. The committee also looks at the development of principles to address the potential for abuse and misuse of the information highway, covering Equitable and affordable access to the network. Reasonable approaches to controlling the rising tide of electronic information. Rights and responsibilities relating to freedom of expression, intellectual property, individual privacy, and data security. Realizing the Information Future includes a wide-ranging discussion of costs, pricing, and federal funding for network development and a discussion of the federal role in making the best technical choices to ensure that the expected social and economic benefits of the NII are realized.The time for the research and education communities to have their say about the information highway is before the ribbon is cut. Realizing the Information Future provides a timely, readable, and comprehensive exploration of key issues--important to computer scientists and engineers, researchers, librarians and their administrators, educators, and individuals interested in the shape of the information network that will soon link us all.
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ISBN 9780309050449
Released NZ 15 Jan 1994
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780309050449
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Imprint National Academies Press
Released 15 Jan 1994
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Research Council, National
By Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
By Committee, Nrenaissance
By Academy of Sciences, National
Category Information Technology Industries
Storage Media & Peripherals
Computer Communications & Networking
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 004.6
Weight 522g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress National Research and Educatio, Information technology, Computer networks, Learning and scholarship, Technological innovations
NBS Text Computing: Professional & Programming
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly