ERIC Number: ED330366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
National Information Policies: A Review of the Situation in Seventeen Industrialised Countries, with Particular Reference to Scientific and Technical Information.
Hill, Michael W., Comp.
This report reviews the information policies that are concerned with, or relevant to, the scientific and technical information of 17 industrialized countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (Federal Republic), Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Two other countries, Belgium and Sweden, are briefly mentioned. Not all of the policies and practices are examined in the same detail since the objective was to enable applicable lessons to be drawn from the comparisons. The range of information policies currently in operation in the industrialized countries are examined in terms of their long evolution as well as new technological developments and geographical, social, and political influences in each country. The information policies of individual countries are examined to determine how they are established, how awareness of them is disseminated, and how they are implemented. The 107 references listed are in Czechoslovakian, English, French, German, Hungarian, Russian, and Spanish. Additional materials from Czechoslovakia and France are listed separately. (MAB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation for Documentation, The Hague (Netherlands).; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). General Information Programme.