ERIC Number: ED211034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Some Issues in Information Transfer: A Third World Development Perspective.
One of the many problems of developing nations is the scarcity of the information required for development planning, its concomitant abundance in more developed nations, and the lack of a truly viable infrastructure to achieve its economic transfer. Political and administrative structures must be created that are responsive to the new scales of social demands and a comprehensive and coherent system of rules must be established which will match and limit demands to available limited resources, assuring equity of information. In the long run, the production, gathering, and handling of information may take precedence as the only true growth industry. It has the capacity to make enjoyment of knowledge possible for all; but more importantly, it has the potential of lifting the burden of mindless toil from the shoulders of men, allowing what Norbert Wiener called "the human use of human beings." Twenty-five references are provided. (RAA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Transfer
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations (Manila, Philippines, August 18-23, 1980). Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of the original.