ERIC Number: ED314070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Information Policies: The Congressional Initiative. A Summary of Proceedings of the Annual Forum on Federal Information Policies (6th, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1989).
This booklet summarizes the proceedings of a forum--whose audience consisted of over 200 library and information managers, congressional staff members, and persons from the information industry and academic community--on the condition of federal information policies as they relate to the Congressional initiative. Among issues discussed are: (1) the role of Congress in formulating information policies, and how that role is balanced by the executive and judicial branches; (2) the practicality and desirability of centralized control over the dissemination of government information; and (3) the inhibiting impact of the costs of acquiring information in electronic formats on access to that information. Speakers whose remarks are summarized are: Congressman Robert E. Wise, Jr., (Democrat--West Virginia); Harold C. Relyea, Congressional Research Service (CRS); Ralph Nader, consumer advocate; Walter Berns, Georgetown University and American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; John H. Gibbons, Office of Technology Assessment (OTA); Nancy Kranich, New York University Libraries; Susan K. Martin, U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS); Robert M. Rosenzweig, Association of American Universities; and Anthony G. Oettinger, Harvard University. Three presentations are also included in full text: (1) "Keynote Address" (Robert E. Wise, Jr.); (2) "Congressional and Federal Information Policies: The Bicentennial Record and the Future" (Harold C. Relyea); and (3) "Scholarship and the Need for Information" (Robert M. Rosenzweig). (SD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Depository Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Federal Government, Government Publications, Government Role, Information Dissemination, Legislators, Policy Formation
Videotapes of the forum are available for viewing or purchase from the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Library and Information Center Committee, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States