ERIC Number: ED179239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
New Communication and Information Technologies and Their Application to Individual and Community Use: A Theme Conference Summary. White House Conference on Library and Information Services: Pre-Conference Meetings on Special Themes, June 20-21, 1979.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
The theme meeting on new communication and information technologies and their application to public and citizen uses and needs, which was coordinated by the National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting (NCCB), was designed as an educational experience and a working session. The 25 participants representing government, private industry, university, and citizens' groups explored the present state of communication and information technologies (hardware and software) and their current applications, as well as new applications of presently available technology for use by individuals and small community-based organizations. Following an overview presentation and discussion, participants divided into two groups to assess the information needs of individuals of the small community-based organization. Finally, participants separated into three workshops to develop community-based demonstration projects designed to educate the community on the most useful technologies for use at this level; to stimulate utilization of the technologies; to provide direct information services to the citizen/small organization; and to elicit information on utilization patterns and psychological responses of use patterns. This report summarizes the overview session, the results of both the needs assessment groups and the workshops, and the eight recommendations developed by participants. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.