ERIC Number: ED213422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-14
Reference Count: 0
NCLIS in the Eighties: The Changing Role of the Federal Government in U.S. Information Activities.
Bearman, Toni Carbo
The executive director of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science presents her personal views on changes in the role of the government in information and the changing role of the Commission as reflected in its current and proposed activities. The strengths of the U.S. information community and its position in the international arena are briefly discussed, as well as current information policies that affect the dissemination of information by government agencies. Designed to serve as a resident expert for the federal government, as an "honest broker" bringing together different agencies and branches of the government, as a forum for the library and information community, and as a catalyst, the Commission has set three priorities for 1982: (1) the development of specifications for revised legislation for library and information services, building on recommendations from the White House Conference and the Commission's task forces on community information and referral services and the needs of cultural minorities; (2) to improve the dissemination of federal information; and (3) to promote the use of the newest technology to improve systems of sharing resources at the national, state, and local levels through networking. (RAA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Policy; National Commission Libraries Information Science
Note: Paper presented at the Midyear Conference of the American Society for Information Science (10th, Durango, CO, May 14, 1981).