ERIC Number: ED169956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Government Printing and Publishing: Policy Issues. Report of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Revision of Title 44.
Joint Committee on Printing, Washington, DC.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Designed to present a better understanding of the government's system of printing and distributing information and to highlight problems, alternatives, and important policy questions, this report synthesizes 13 weeks of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee hearings on six topics: (1) Administration of policy--who should establish and administer policy in the generation, production, and dissemination of government information? (2) Federal printing production and procurement program--how much centralization of the program is possible/desirable? What is the role of the Government Printing Office (GPO)? (3) Impact of new technology--what is the impact on the printing and dissemination system? On organizational structures? On labor? (4) Access to and distribution of government information--how accessible should government information be? Who should pay for it? Should it be available in any format? (5) Depository library program--what is the role of the program? Is there a benefit to competing suppliers of government information? (6) Pricing of government information--how much should it cost the citizen? Should any user be subsidized? Is government information an economic good and/or a social good? The names and addresses of committee members are provided, as well as a 30-page bibliography and the discussion outlines developed by subcommittees for each topic. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Bibliographies, Costs, Depository Libraries, Government Publications, Hearings, Information Dissemination, Policy Formation, Printing, Program Descriptions, Technological Advancement
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Y 4.P 93/1:P 93/6)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Committee on Printing, Washington, DC.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.