ERIC Number: ED032077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Information Entrepreneurship and Education; Prescriptions for Technological Change.
Swanson, Rowena W.
The author maintains that information entrepreneurs are necessary because of the greatly increased production of information and the increased importance of information for science and technology. The roles of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 and the State Technical Services Act of 1965 in the establishment of information services are discussed. Three of the state programs established under the State Technical Services Act are described, including the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (Penntap), New York's program, and North Carolina's Industrial Extension Service (IES). The next sections of the report are devoted to the benefits to industry of information services and the education of information scientists. Appendices II through V include syllabi and course descriptions for information science education. (CC)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Course Descriptions, Education, Entrepreneurship, Industry, Information Dissemination, Information Science, Information Services, Information Systems
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD 686 093, MF $.65; HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA. Directorate of Information Science.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program; State Technical Services Act 1965
Note: Prepared for presentation at a Symposium on Accelerating Innovation--The Future of the Information Function, Nottingham University, England, 21-22 March, 1969.