ERIC Number: ED041596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The Information Utility and Social Choice; Papers Prepared for a Conference Sponsored Jointly by the University of Chicago, Encyclopedia Britannica and the American Federation of Information Processing Societies.
Sackman, Harold, Ed.; Nie, Norman, Ed.
The introduction, part I, is composed of three sections: (1) Social Prospects of Information Utilities, (2) The Emerging Technology of Information Utilities and (3) Information Utilities and Mass Communication. Part II covers social direction under the following headings: (1) The Regulatory Context of Information Utilities: Varieties in Law and Public Policy; (2) The Information Utility and the Idea of the Public Data Bank; (3) Experimental Prototypes for International Information Utilities; (4) The Information Utility, Science and Society and (5) The Information Utility and Social Change: A Summary. The potential effects of the information utility on citizen participation and representational processes is considered in part III under these titles: (1) Some Potential Effects of the Information Utility on Potential Decision-Makers and the Role of the Representative, (2) Some Political Choices in the Development of Communications Technology, (3) Future Developments in Mass Communications and Citizen Participation, (4) Some Potential Effects of the Information Utility on Citizen Participation, (5) The Communication Revolution and the Future of Interest Groups, (6) Survey Research in Public Opinion Polling with the Information Utility - Promises and Problems and (7) Information and Politics: Reflections on Reflections. Brief biographies of the authors precede the integrated subject, author index. (NH)
Descriptors: Databases, Information Dissemination, Information Science, Information Utilization, International Programs, Mass Media, Social Change
AFIPS Press, 210 Summit Avenue, Montvale, N.J. 07654
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Sponsor: Chicago Univ., IL.; Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Montvale, NJ.