ERIC Number: ED441475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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The Information Right and the Information Policies in Latin America.
This paper begins with a discussion of society and information, as well as the right to information. A 1996 UNESCO (United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) document entitled "UNESCO and an Information Society for All" is highlighted. Information and informatics policies are then considered. Efforts related to information policies in Mexico are summarized in the following areas: the right to information; the General Library Act; the Copyright Federal Act, the Book Act; and the Program for Informatic Development. Information policy experiences in other Latin American countries, including Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Peru, and Venezuela, are also described. (Contains 11 endnotes.) (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Information Policy, Information Technology, Legislation
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/056-137e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Peru; Venezuela