ERIC Number: ED352995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Creative Ways of Using and Disseminating Federal Information. Hearings before the Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Second Congress, First and Second Sessions, June 19, 1991, February 19 and June 4, 1992.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture.
The purpose of the hearings presented in this Congressional document was to highlight the enterprising, inventive, and imaginative ways that people use public information and ways that agencies disseminate it. Witnesses were called who could provide information about: (1) how federal data is used by people who make genuine contributions to the nation's economy and democratic processes; (2) the importance of making information available in electronic formats; (3) innovative and inexpensive ways of making information available; (4) the needs of users of federal information; (5) the techniques and technologies of information access; and (6) the impact of the high cost of public information. This report includes statements from 17 witnesses representing a variety of agencies, such as federal agencies, including the General Accounting Office; the Association of Research Libraries; the information industry, including USA Today and DIALOG; nonprofit organizations, such as the Regional Contracting and Assistance Center, which disseminates public information to assist in economic development; and public interest organizations, including OMB Watch, a research, educational, and advocacy organization that monitors Executive Branch activities. Also included are prepared statements submitted for the record by the witnesses and four appendices, which include three additional statements, an article from the Wall Street Journal, working notes, and a letter. (KRN)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Costs, Democracy, Economic Development, Electronic Publishing, Government Publications, Hearings, Information Dissemination, Information Technology, Information Utilization, Policy Formation, Research Libraries, User Needs (Information)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture.