ERIC Number: ED369406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Gateway to the Pacific Rim: Information Resources for the 21st Century. Association of Research Libraries, Minutes of the Meeting (122nd, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 1993).
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.
High economic growth and growing movements toward democratic political systems are reshaping the Pacific countries, and these movements will have profound implications for libraries. The program of the meeting of the Association of Research Libraries was devoted to the cultures, societies, and libraries of the Pacific Rim. Program Session I, "Understanding the Pacific Rim: Context and Perspective," includes the following: "Introduction" (Susan Nutter); "Welcoming Remarks" (Kenneth P. Mortimer); "Opening Remarks" (John Haak); "The Evolution of Asia and Its Research Implications" (Michel Oksenberg); "Asia in the Media" (John McChesney). Program Session II, "The Challenges of Pacific Rim Research," includes: "Opening Remarks" (Sul H. Lee); "The Challenges of the Globalization of Knowledge in the Next Century" (Mark Juergensmeyer); "Scientific and Technical Information from Japan: The Needs of Americans" (James Bartholomew). Program Session III, "Responses to Pacific Rim Information Needs," includes: "Introduction" (Paul Mosher); "Northwest Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies" (Judith Henchy); "Accessing International Information" (Barbara Peterson); "Meeting the Information Needs of the Business and Professional Community" (John Haak); and "Current Developments in Electronic Networking" (Natsuko Furuya). A business meeting followed, with further panel discussions on "Academic and Research Libraries in Australia, Japan, and Korea"; "Diversifying the University in a Diverse Culture"; and "Tapping Asia's Economic Prosperity: Pacific Rim Fund Raising Sources." Five appendixes provide information about the Association and its finances and membership. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Computer Networks, Cultural Awareness, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Library Associations, Research Libraries, Scientific and Technical Information, Technological Advancement, User Needs (Information)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Asia