ERIC Number: ED246905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Public/Private Sector Interactions: The Implications for Networking. A Discussion Report Prepared by the Network Advisory Committee.
Network Planning Paper, n8 1983
At a 2-day meeting in October 1982, the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee (NAC) members discussed the complex issues involved in public and private sector interactions and their relationship to networking activities. The report, "Public Sector/Private Sector Interaction in Providing Information Services," prepared by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS), Public Sector/Private Sector Task Force, was used as a core document. In addition, NAC commissioned a concept paper by Glyn Evans, Executive Director, SUNY/OCLC. Discussion groups were formed to explore how the principles and recommendations of the report to NCLIS related to special services provided by either a public or private sector agency. The groups concluded that while equity of access and preservation were of concern, these services could, with appropriate safeguards, be supplied by either sector. In addition to the report of the meeting, this document includes a list of the NAC members, an executive summary, and four appendices: (1) a background reading list; (2) a review and summary of the NCLIS task force report by Robert M. Hayes of the University of California, Los Angeles; (3) Glyn Evans' discussion paper; and (4) an outline of NAC actions on the NCLIS task force report. (DMC)
Descriptors: Government Role, Information Networks, Information Services, Interaction, Online Systems, Preservation, Private Agencies, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Reference Services
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402; and/or Customer Services Section, Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20541.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Network Development Office.