ERIC Number: ED157518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
National Policy and Access to Federal Information--A View from the Hinterlands.
Welsh, Harry E.
National information policy should recognize the depository library system as the public's natural and traditional access point to Federal information. Despite efforts of agencies, Congress, and national commissions to improve access, citizens are still confused and frustrated in obtaining public Federal information. Certain issues of public policy and administrative laxness and indecision impairing depository libraries' effectiveness should be resolved in the interest of public information accessibility. Congress should view these libraries as a link with its constituents and enhance the information services. Cast in a new role, depository libraries could not only provide publications, but also refer inquirers to other Federal information resources. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Institute on Federal Document and Information Accessibility (Washington, D.C., April 27-28, 1978)