ERIC Number: ED183155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Issues and Alternatives: A Guide for the Policy Maker.
Dallas Public Library, TX.
This document describes the policy-oriented information delivery mechanism, the Public Interest Information Network (PIIN), that was developed by the Dallas Public Library to respond to the informational needs of local governments and citizen's groups by compiling sources which can provide a humanistic context for evaluating public policy options. The major part of the document consists of 10 articles, each of which represents a contribution to PIIN from area universities: (1) basic education, (2) public service unions, (3) urban growth issues, (4) user charges and the financing of city services, (5) urban transportation, (6) neighborhoods: their evolving role in urban policy, (7) youth: a humanistic perspective, (8) neighborhood revitalization and displacement: some neglected considerations, (9) public and private sector service provision: an alliance for the future, and (10) the literary view of aging. Suggested readings are listed for each of these topics. Appended are representative computer-generated printouts of searches conducted by PIIN staff to meet the needs of groups who are further along in the policy formation process, who need to identify available community resources and/or materials previously generated by other researchers or policy specialists. The two distinct computerized information systems used in these searches--Community Information Sources (APL/CAT) and National Information Retrieval Services--are described. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dallas Public Library, TX.