ERIC Number: ED168533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
The Development of National and International Information Systems and Networks Involving Combinations of Print and Non-Print Media.
Goodman, H. J. A.
This discussion of the design, development, and operation of information systems functioning at the national or international level focuses on some of the current interests and concerns of those networks designed to facilitate the sharing or exchange of particular types of nonprint media (NPM) materials. Three categories of NPM materials/resources of "documents" include those which contain information about informative/informational resources/materials which are themselves in NPM formats, those which themselves comprise informative NPM materials, and those which encompass both types. Two basic assumptions are made: the first is that electronic nonprint material information systems will be increasingly necessary for the fast, accurate, and efficient control of the complicated and interdependent processes of our high technology civilization, and the second is that national and international networks will henceforth continuously have a considerable influence on regional, state, and local information systems, as well as on the whole realm of information science. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Information Science (Crete, Greece, August 1978)