ERIC Number: ED244636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
(Networking + Integrating) * (Systems + Society). Proceedings of the Annual Canadian Conference of Information Science (12th, Toronto, Ontario, May 14-16, 1984) = (Reseaux + Integration) * (Systemes + Societe). Comptes rendus de la conference annuelle Canadienne des sciences de l'information (12th, Toronto, Ontario, 14-16 mai, 1984).
Canadian Association for Information Science, Ottawa (Ontario).
Seventeen papers from the 1984 annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) are presented in four broad topic areas. The first group, which focuses on changing roles in information access, includes the keynote address by Charles Meadow, "Integrating Access to Information Utilities: Promises, Problems, and Profiles of the Future." Other papers in this area are concerned with office automation, the role of the corporate database administrator, and database generation by end-users. The two papers in the second group provide a discussion of the potential impact of fifth-generation computers on library and information services, and a description of the proposed computerization of document management in a specialized center in Quebec. Focusing on systems and software in networking, papers in the third section address the application of Universal Relation Theory to bibliographic design, documents as arrays, costs of query processing in a distributed database, advantages and disadvantages of microcomputer systems for acquisitions, one-time use programs for special database applications, the CAIS Information Technology Special Interest Group (ITSIG), and the integration of Telidon with BASIS. Papers in the fourth section focus on the impact of information technology on society. Topics include informatics (the science of information technologies) and information dependency, communications systems for physicians, a network for occupational health and safety in Quebec, and individual privacy versus corporate and governmental information systems. The two papers describing programs in Quebec are in French, the remainder in English. Abstracts in both English and French are included for each paper, and an author index is provided. (DMC)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Computer Software, Databases, Futures (of Society), Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Information Science, Information Storage, Library Services, Microcomputers, Online Systems, Professional Associations, Technological Advancement, User Satisfaction (Information)
CAIS Secretariat, Sonoptic Communications, Suite 100, 44 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4K3 (Members: $25.00; non-members: $35.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Canadian Association for Information Science, Ottawa (Ontario).