ERIC Number: ED441420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Government Information and Information about Governments in Southeast Asia: A New Era? An Overview.
See, Ch'ng Kim
This paper on Southeast Asian government information and official publications (GIOPs) begins with a general overview of new ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members (Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, and Vietnam) as well as founding members (Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore). Information technology (IT) applications in GIOPs are assessed for each country according to their relative development, accessibility, availability, and transparency. The following topics related to Southeast Asian GIOPs are then discussed: (1) decreasing availability of GIOPs as governments privatize and corporatize; (2) information rich versus information poor; (3) IT as the panacea of information and knowledge gaps and problems; (4) preservation and conservation; (5) depositions, bibliographic control, and availability; (6) authenticity and verification; (7) freedom of and access to information--a concomitant process of an open market economy; and (8) national IT and information policy and implementation. (Contains 26 notes and 9 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cataloging, Foreign Countries, Government Publications, Information Policy, Information Technology, Preservation
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/127-83e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Asia