ERIC Number: ED028809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Progress of the United States Government in Scientific and Technical Communications, 1967.
Federal Council for Science and Technology, Washington, DC. Committee on Scientific and Technical Information.
This progress report on the U. S. Federal scientific and technical information activities during 1967 describes the efforts of the Committee on Scientific and Technical Information (COSATI) of the Federal Council for Science and Technology, COSATI panels and task groups, and individual Federal agencies and departments. Information activities of COSATI and the Federal agencies reflect the attention which is being given to personalizing information services, developing and applying new communications technology, merging present and developing information systems into a network, and the growing need for international awareness. Significant accomplishments involve: (1) the international information activities of the National Bureau of Standards, the Atomic Energy Commission, the National Library of Medicine's Biomedical Communication System and MEDLARS, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the relationship of such information systems to the UNESCO/International Council of Scientific Unions feasibility study of a World Information System; (2) the President's statements on Networks of Knowledge and International Book and Library Activities; (3) the National Advisory Committee on Libraries; and (4) the coordinated automated effort among the National Library of Medicine, the Library of Congress, and the National Agriculture Library. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Automation, Federal Government, Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Systems, International Programs, Libraries, Library Cooperation, Scientific Research, Technological Advancement
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-180-867, MF $.65, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Federal Council for Science and Technology, Washington, DC. Committee on Scientific and Technical Information.