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ERIC Number: ED158753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-27
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Information Decade.
Becker, Joseph
Major developments in the field of information science and technology are described for the decade 1968-1978, a period when some very important changes occurred. Information is defined as "the messages of human experience"; however, a distinction is drawn between information content and information processing. Reference is made to the recent convergence of computer and communication technology, the impact of on-line systems, the growth of the information profession, and the diversity which exists among information stakeholders today. The trend toward a U.S. information policy is cited and descriptions given of the key reports and publications which led to the creation of a new National Telecommunications and Information Administration in Washington. Also presented are a number of conflicts which exist in present federal policy statements, and a set of principles is proposed to guide the creation of a national information policy. (Author/JPF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Information Policy
Note: Paper presented to the Institute on Federal Documents and Information Accessibility (Washington, D.C., April 27, 1978)