ERIC Number: ED057877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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World-Wide Information Networks.
Samuelson, Kjell A. H. W.
The future paths of research and development towards world-wide, automated information networks in full operation are examined. From international networked planning and projects under way it appears that exploratory as well as normative approaches have been taken. To some extent adequate technolgical facilities have already come into existence but, on the whole, formalized goal-setting is still lacking. Consequently, there is also a general lack of outspoken priorities for step-by-step implementation of modular information systems to meet short-term objectives. It is emphasized that the use of system analysis expertise for policy-making and early planning is necessary before purposive design of global information networks can be envisaged. (Other papers from this conference are available as LI 003360 through LI 003389) (Author)
Descriptors: Automation, Conferences, Information Networks, Information Systems, International Programs, Library Cooperation, Library Networks
In "Proceedings of the Conference on Interlibrary Communications and Information Networks," edited by Joseph Becker. American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611 ($15.00)
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Sponsor: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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