ERIC Number: ED179234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Highlights of the White House Conference on Library and Information Services: Preconference on International Information Exchange.
Chartrand, Robert Lee; Bortnick, Jane
This report on a preconference symposium held July 31, 1979 presents recommendations developed to interpret the conference theme of library and information services for increasing international understanding. Five discussion groups were organized to consider (1) the current status of international information flow, (2) overcoming barriers to international information flow, (3) impact of current technology on international information exchange, (4) economic aspects of international information exchange, and (5) uses and users of information internationally. The reports from each group include issues, recommendations, and commentary. An overview of findings emphasizes improvement of information flow to less developed countries, coordination of U.S. information policies with world-wide developments, creation of a mechanism for coordinating U.S. information policies, improvement of domestic acquisition of foreign materials, assessment of the impact of technology on the availability of information, and improvement of standards for facilitating information flow. The transcript of a speech in which Thomas R. Pickering discusses international information policy conflicts is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.