ERIC Number: ED176356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Information and Communications: Congressional Clearinghouse on the Future, Chautauquas for Congress, March, 1979.
Bortnick, Jane, Ed.
This report contains excerpts from the proceedings of a month-long program of workshops, panel discussions, and other activities that involved legislators and representatives of the communications industry and that focused on the future of communications and information. The first section presents an edited summary of a panel discussion that addressed questions concerning two areas: the social impact to be expected over the next decade as a result of changes in information and communications technology, and the most important action Congress can take in the coming years to deal with the impacts of these changing technologies. The second section offers recommendations and commentary drawn from eight workshop discussion groups that dealt with the following topics: consumer services, sharing versus restricting information, the role of the media, intergovernmental information sharing, federal government policies and practices, private sector activities and services, international information exchange, and the impact of information technology. The third section contains a list of the participants in a "technology fair" and a schedule of the movies shown at the fair. The final section presents a transcript of a discussion entitled "Dialogue on America's Future" that involved both legislators and members of the communications community. (FL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.