ERIC Number: ED116642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Program Scope, Aims and Practices; Annual Report 1974-75. Volume 1.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy.
Because the volume of information circulating in our society has proliferated since World War II and become increasingly subject to processing by electronic hardware, the public has a vital interest in knowing how information performs, how its flow is controlled, and on what terms it is made available to the public. Since all information systems are concerned with one or more of the following basic functions: creating information, storing information, processing information, distributing information, and/or using information, there has been much duplication and interchangeability of information technology. The Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy aims to develop an understanding of these merging technologies and to use that understanding to illuminate public discussions of information policies. The research group at Harvard University frames issues and hypotheses prepares background documents, and analyzes data that are subjected to review and criticism and then released to a wide public audience. This first volume of a two volume annual report concentrates on the program scope and aims, and it includes graphs and tabular data showing the growth and organization of the information industry. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy.