ERIC Number: ED041609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Major Trends and Portents Related to Information Costs.
Wilson, John H., Jr.
Managers' having to account for cost of information activities is here to stay. Budgeting is going to become more stringent and imaginative. Costs should not be equated with human values--psychological and subjective--which apparently many managers do, feeling that having to cost information activities is degrading. Some trends are: Buy products and services rather than produce them or run them in your own group. Don't build an empire that you have to find work for; stay flexible. Money available for scientific and technical activities is going to get less, at least in the federal government. Technical information activities and public information activities tend to merge as we move into crime, pollution, and race programs where getting lots of all kinds of information to all kinds of people and getting them to take action on it is important. Formation of a new special interest group in the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) on costs, budgeting, and economics should initiate many necessary studies. (Author)
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Sponsor: Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Berkeley Lab.
Note: Prepared for 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Philadelphia, Pa., October 11-15, 1970