ERIC Number: ED360964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-13
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Report to the Office of Science and Technology Policy on Library and Information Services' Roles in the National Research and Education Network.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
This report summarizes the results of an open forum conducted by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) that provided an opportunity for representatives from library and service organizations and representatives from related agencies to offer comments, suggestions, and proposals related to the roles of libraries and information services in the National Research and Education Network (NREN). Concerns and findings are summarized with regard to the following six broad topics included in the 1991 Act to establish the NREN: (1) funding sources and mechanisms to sustain network operations; (2) managerial, administrative, and operational structures for network evolution and development; (3) charges for network access for information service providers and charges for users of commercial information services through the NREN; (4) the technological feasibility of allowing commercial information service providers to use the network and other federally funded research networks; (5) protection of copyrights of material distributed over the network; and (6) policies appropriate to insure the security of resources available on the network and to protect the privacy of users of the network. Each section of the report summarizes issues and suggestions presented for each of these topics. Attachments include a news release about the forum, lists of participating organizations and individuals, conference schedules, and highlights of statements. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Administration, Advisory Committees, Computer Networks, Copyrights, Costs, Databases, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Guidelines, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Systems, Library Role, Professional Associations, Public Agencies, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.