ERIC Number: ED417750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Clear Signals? Telecommunications, Convergence, and the Quality of Information. A Summary of Proceedings of the FLICC Forum on Federal Information Policies (14th, Washington, DC, 1997).
Federal Library and Information Center Committee, Washington, DC.
The purpose of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) is to make federal library and information centers' resources more effective through professional development of employees, promotion of library and information services, and coordination of available resources. This 14th Forum concerns telecommunications and information policy, access, and quality. Welcoming remarks by Susan Tarr and an Introduction by Daniel Mulhollan begin the report. The Forum's vision speaker, Larry Pressler, suggests what telecommunications technology has in store. The first keynote address by Elliot Maxwell, "When a Plan Comes Together," explains how government plans to facilitate progress and balance interests as it implements new telecommunications law. The remaining presentations are: "Universal Service/Citizen Participation in Government" (Andrew Blau); "A Global Environment" (David Turetsky); "Diversity--Commercialization and Consolidation" (second keynote address, Lawrence K. Grossman); "Relevance--Retrieving and Filtering Software" (William Burrington); "Professional Assistance" (Peggy Garvin); and "Continuity--Coordination and Commitment" (David Plocher). Final remarks from Emmett Paige focus on future needs for information systems and service provision. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Government Role, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Systems, Laws, Online Searching, Online Vendors, Public Policy, Search Intermediaries, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, User Needs (Information)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Library and Information Center Committee, Washington, DC.