ERIC Number: ED179237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
International Information Exchange: A Theme Conference Summary. White House Conference on Library and Information Services: Pre-Conference Meetings on Special Themes, July 31, 1979.
Chartrand, Robert Lee; Bortnick, Jane
A brief introduction describing the planning process for the meeting, reports from five discussion groups, a summary of their findings, and conclusions are provided for a pre-conference on the theme, Library and Information Services for Increasing International Understanding and Cooperation. The nearly 100 participants, who met to exchange ideas, to clarify salient issues in this area, and to recommend program elements and priorities for the White House Conference, represented government, educational, and business groups. The five discussion groups considered the present state of international information flow, overcoming barriers to international information flow, the impact of current technology in international information exchange, economic aspects of international information exchange, and uses and users of information internationally. Twelve major issues were identified during the group deliberations, and from these, five priority issues of greatest relevance to the purpose and objectives of the White House Conference were selected: (1) coordination of U.S. information policies with worldwide developments, (2) creation of a mechanism for coordinating U.S. information policies, (3) improvement of acquisition of foreign materials for the U.S., (4) assessment of the impact of technology on the availability of information, and (5) improvement of standards for facilitating international flow. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.