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National Research and Education Network (NREN), National Information Infrastructure (NII), and a Global Information Infrastructure
Article

, University of Guam, Guam

IJET Volume 1, Number 2, ISSN 1077-9124 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Envisioned as the "information superhighway," the National Research and Education Network (NREN) will be a giant network that will upgrade, expand, and link existing national and regional information networks. As an extended vision, the National Information Infrastructure (NII) will create virtual communities, in which people located anywhere on the planet can share interests or information. This article presents an overview on the historical background, goals, concept, and management of the advanced networking visions. It discusses their implications for library and information services and proposes to apply the NREN and the NII as models for developing a global information infrastructure (GII). It also presents issues and solutions in the implementation of the visions.

Citation

Wang, C. (1995). National Research and Education Network (NREN), National Information Infrastructure (NII), and a Global Information Infrastructure. International Journal of Educational Telecommunications, 1(2), 223-244. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 23, 2020 from .