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Telecommunications Revealed: New and Upcoming Technologies

CO-ASIS&T Annual Meeting

Presented by Larry Learn
Director, Telecommunications Planning, OCLC
Recipient of the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for 1997

Dinner Program

For the first portion of the hour, Larry Learn will speak about the new and upcoming telecommunications technologies, with emphasis on the three issues (technolgy, economics, regulation) supporting library applications. The presentation will be at a high level, geared toward people who need to know what these technologies mean, but who don’t work with telecommunications every day. Included technologies are:

  • High-Speed Modems (33.6/56 Kbps)
  • ADSL
  • frame-relay
  • cable
  • wireless communications
  • satellite
  • ISDN – not new, but where is it now?
  • fiber – will everyone ever be converted to fiber?

The second portion of the hour is available for you to use Larry as a free consultant: ask the telecommunications question that you haven’t been able to find the answer to, or ask for an explanation of an answer you got somewhere else!