ERIC Number: ED229007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: N/A
Implications of Modern Information Technology for National Information Policy and Planning. Main Issues Discussed at the UNISIST Meeting on the Planning and Implementing of National Information Activities in Science and Technology. (3rd, Warsaw, Poland, January 23-26, 1979).
This report summarizes the topics of discussion at the Warsaw meeting of UNISIST, which addressed itself to the subject of modern information technology and its implications for national information policy and programs. Topics presented by invited speakers and discussed by participants from 21 countries included: (1) the relationship of information technology to national information policy; (2) the current state of information technology with emphasis on the need for international cooperation and standardization; (3) human, socio-political, techno-economic, and organizational factors influencing the effective application of modern technology to present-day information work, with emphasis on the need for both adequately trained information technology specialists and awareness among end users of the importance of information and the availability of information services; and (4) issues of future application of information technology, with emphasis on the need for national information planners to play a more active role in the formulation and implementation of future information services. Appendices comprise the seminar program and a list of meeting participants, consultants, observers, and conference staff in attendance. (ESR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Sources, Information Utilization, International Organizations, International Programs, National Organizations, National Programs, Policy Formation, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: N/A