ERIC Number: ED135350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
National Information Policy. Report to the President of the United States.
This report discusses the need for a national information policy. This need has been generated by advances in computer and communications technology, by shifts in the United States economy from a manufacturing to an information base, and by citizen demands for clarification of their rights to have and control information. Fifteen major policy issues are examined in five clusters: (1) collection, transfer and dissemination of government information; (2) information in commerce as a resource for public good and private gain; (3) the interaction between technology and government; (4) international implications of information policies and developments; and (5) preparing for the information age. How to structure a policymaking process with a unified approach is a critical problem in forming a comprehensive national information policy. This report recommends that the first step toward structuring such a process should be the establishment of a policy oriented organization within the Executive Office of the President, together with the creation of appropriate intergovernmental committees and non-Federal advisory bodies. A bibliography of 187 entries is included. (Author/SC)
Descriptors: Copyrights, Databases, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Public Policy, Socioeconomic Influences, Technological Advancement
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 052-003-00296-5, $4.65)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report to the President of the Domestic Council Committee on the Right of Privacy