ERIC Number: ED073776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Information and Society; A Report to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.
Parker, Edwin B.
The influence of social trends, economic trends and developments in information technology on the information needs of the people of the United States is examined in this essay. The focus is on the period from 1975 to 1980, a time close enough to the present that some projections and predictions may be based on more than guesswork, yet far enough away that there is still time to plan and implement plans. After a brief introductory section, this essay deals in turn with economic trends, technology trends, and social trends, as each is likely to influence information needs. Some suggestions for meeting the needs indicated by these trends are interspersed throughout. The concluding section highlights the major questions concerning national information policy that are raised by the trends discussed. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
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