ERIC Number: ED241229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Small Towns and Small Computers: Can a Match Be Made? A Public Policy Seminar.
National Association of Towns and Townships, Washington, DC.
A public policy seminar discussed how to match small towns and small computers. James K. Coyne, Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Private Sector Initiatives, offered opening remarks and described a database system developed by his office to link organizations and communities with small computers to information in the memory of mainframe computers. Betsy Sherman, Director of the International City Management Association's Management Information Service, presented the results of a survey her organization conducted, showing how small communities have already embraced small computers. J.M. Whitmer, cooperative extension specialist for the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (Iowa State University) described the systems and programs his office has developed for local leaders, and highlighted the successes Iowa towns have had with computerization. Andy Arizala, President of Arizala Corporation, discussed progress in software development for townships and offered tips on selecting programs and systems. Dr. Thomas J. Bergin, speculator of the group and Director of the Quantitative Teaching and Research Laboratory (The American University, Washington, D.C.) offered ideas on future technological developments and shared his thoughts on possible use of video disks by small, local governments. A glossary of computer terms and names and addresses of 44 seminar participants are provided. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Towns and Townships, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Iowa; Small Towns