ERIC Number: ED341399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Information 2000. Library and Information Services for the 21st Century. Summary Report of the White House Conference on Library and Information Services (2nd, Washington, D.C., July 9-13, 1991).
White House Conference on Library and Information Services.
This summary report addresses the information needs of American citizens, institutions, schools, industry, and government within the context of three themes: literacy, democracy, and productivity. The report includes a preamble, which provides background information on the conference; discussions of the challenges posed by the Information Age in each of the three theme areas; a summary of the highlights of the delegates' recommendations; and the 15 recommendations earmarked for priority action by an early vote of the conference delegates. The recommendations cover the following issues: availability and access to information; national information policies; information networks through technology; structure and governance; services for diverse needs; training to reach end users; personnel and staff development; preservation of information; and marketing to communities. It is suggested that these initiatives collectively provide a blueprint for ways in which the United States can move from a nation at risk to a nation of students and restore our international preeminence in commerce, industry, science, and technological innovation. Also included in the report are the mission statement of the White House Conference (excerpted from Public Law 100-382 and the following appendixes: (1) summary of the conference process; (2) geographic overview of delegate representation; (3) the 95 recommendations and petitions adopted by the delegates together with an index to the recommendations; (4) a list of conference advisory committee members; (5) a list of National Commission on Libraries and Information Science commissioners; (6) conference committee rosters; and (7) a list of conference delegates and alternates. Concluding the report are the names and titles of the White House Conference staff. (MAB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Conferences, Democracy, Information Networks, Information Technology, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy, Marketing, Policy Formation, Preservation, Productivity, Public Policy, Staff Development, User Needs (Information)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Library and Information Services.