ERIC Number: ED043792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Federal Information Resources: Identification, Availability and Use; Proceedings of a Conference, Washington, D.C., March 26-27, 1970.
The Conference was held because of a recognition by the Committee on Scientific and Technical Information (COSATI) Task Group on Library Programs and the Federal Library Committee of a fundamental responsibility to interact in a meaningful way with the non-Federal sector--the state, local and private users of Federal information resources. This interaction will continue through a variety of communications approaches. This conference offered an opportunity for a face-to-face tutorial in which all parties could present their views, their needs and their limitations. The daily program format provided morning presentations by representatives of Federal information organizations, and afternoon presentations by participants representing non-Federal users of Federal information products and services. The broad subject area covered on the first day of the conference was "Sharing Federal Information Resources with Research Libraries," and "Availability of Select Federal Information Services and Products," was covered during the second day. The discussion periods provided alternate views and candid criticisms. The needs of research libraries and the shortcomings of the Federal information resources were the two most constant topics. The value of the conference was expressed by calling for a second one. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Federal Council for Science and Technology, Washington, DC. Committee on Scientific and Technical Information.; Federal Library Committee, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Committee on Scientific and Technical Information; Federal Library Committee