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ERIC Number: ED414904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 25
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Access and Equity Issues in Providing Effective Educational Information Services through the USEIN.
D'Amicantonio, John
In 1997, the report of the National Library of Education advisory Task Force called for creation of an education information network. Such a network would provide resources to all potential users, young and old, male and female, throughout the United States. With the call to create a United States Educational Information Network (USEIN) has come the need to consider the issues of access and equity in regard to obtaining all forms of information. There are clearly a number of citizens who have difficulty accessing this information, particularly in electronic format. This paper identifies the under-represented groups, those who have difficulty accessing information in both print and electronic formats, and outlines some possible solutions to help extend access to all citizens. The paper also examines several possible partners and models for the USEIN in its effort to reach all Americans. Access to information has long been a problem related to libraries and their efforts to reach all sectors of the population. With the growth of computer use and the development of the World Wide Web, new problems face librarians and other information specialists in disseminating information to all potential users. (Contains 28 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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