ERIC Number: ED081173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Planning Community Information Utilities.
Sackman, Harold, Ed.; Boehm, Barry W., Ed.
Massive social changes are bound to occur with the extension of mass information utilities: the fundamental question is how shall this massive reconstruction of social information power be designed for the best interest of people. This book grew out of an American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) conference, and is organized around three basic areas corresponding to the principal components of a prototypic plan to develop economically feasible and humanistically designed information utilities. Each part--information services, system design, and system management--consists of essays about such topics as municipal services, education and library services, telepurchasing and personal services, industrial and vocational services, entertainment and news services, computer communications for the community information utility, hardware, software, economic design, the municipal framework, the regulatory problem, consumer safegards, and public involvement and acceptance. (Author/SH)
Descriptors: Community Change, Community Services, Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Humanization, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Policy Formation, Social Change, Social Planning, Technological Advancement
AFIPS Press, 210 Summit Avenue, Montvale, New Jersey 07645 ($15.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Montvale, NJ.