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PeachNet, Galileo, and GSAMS: 1999-00

The University System of Georgia educational data communications network, PeachNet, was established as a comprehensive statewide network based on the TCP/IP communications protocol. PeachNet provides for communications among the University System locations and additional sites listed below and provides a link to the Internet, an international network of networks.

PeachNet Sites

University System of Georgia48
Office of Public Library Services2
Department of Education (K-12) 15
Private K-12 and Higher Education Sites14
Other PeachNet Sites10

GALILEO, Georgia's statewide library, provides universal access to shared academic materials and services for all students and faculty at the thirty-four University System of Georgia (USG) institutions and is being made available to private colleges and universities, public libraries, and technical schools, and K-12 schools in the State. GALILEO features electronic databases, an encyclopedia, dictionary, library catalogs, state publications, and census data. These services are enabled by Georgia's statewide educational network, PeachNet, operated by the USG.


University System of Georgia44
Office of Public Library Services58systems, 416 locations
Department of Technical and Adult Education34
Department of Education
 (School Districts/Technology Centers)
194systems, 2,250 locations
University Center in Georgia 18
Georgia Private Academic Libraries26
TOTAL 419systems, 2,475 locations

GSAMS, or Georgia Statewide Academic and Medical System, is a two-way, interactive video network used in teleconferencing and in the delivery of distance learning. Other state agencies also have GSAMS installations.

GSAMS Installations122

Satellite Installations
Satellite installations allow high speed digital transport of information and programming (voice, data, text, video) for higher education. Other state agencies also have dish installations.

Satellite Dish Installations

Downlinks with VCRs and Monitors60

Source: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Information and Instructional Technology

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