ERIC Number: ED360989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Revitalizing America: Information Strategies for the 1990s. A Proposal.
Bender, David R.; Morton-Schwalb, Sandy
Although it has been widely recognized that the United States has moved into the Information Age, the federal government has been slow to establish a single mechanism to coordinate the many facets of the Information Age. The Special Libraries Association (SLA) proposes the establishment of a National Academy of Information to ensure government and private sector participation in the promotion of information and information technology to effectively reap the benefits of the Information Age. The SLA believes that a single office with overall information policy and coordination responsibilities offers the best solution to the fragmented and often ineffective provision of information services to the nation. An organizational structure is necessary to coordinate the information needs of society, the infrastructure to move information, and information policies that: (1) promote use of information in support of national priorities; (2) ensure open access within and across national borders; and (3) promote skills necessary to transfer information effectively into solutions. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Delivery Systems, Federal Government, Government Role, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Technology, Library Associations, National Organizations, National Programs, Policy Formation, Program Development, Public Policy
Special Libraries Association, 1700 18th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Special Libraries Association, Washington, DC.