ERIC Number: ED187347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The White House Conference on Library and Information Services, 1979. Summary, March 1980.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
This report to the President of the United States presents a summary of the planning, proceedings, and resolutions of the White House Conference on Library and Information Services. Questions the delegates addressed to the conference included: Do libraries, the traditional storehouses of information and knowledge, have a place in this fast moving Information Age? If so, what should it be? When should information be private, when should it be without cost, and how should freedom of information principles be applied? Is there a need for a national information policy, and, if so, what elements should it include? Can we apply the principles of access to increase the free flow of information across national borders and through the barriers of conflicting governmental philosophies? Sixty-four resolutions developed by the conference set the following major goals: to reshape the library and information services to serve the people in more useful ways, to maintain local control of these services, and to insist on more economy and accountability from the institutions that provide these services. Separate sections of the report detail goals and objectives, organization and finance, technology resource sharing and education, special constituent concerns, international issues, and conference follow-up and recommendation. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.