ERIC Number: ED452851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
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The 21st Century Information Environment.
This paper on the 21st century information environment begins with a section that discusses the impact of e-commerce over the next ten years. The second section addresses government focus areas, including ensuring a telecommunications infrastructure, developing the IT (information technology) industry, promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, establishing a regulatory regime that will provide a secure online environment for users and foster e-commerce, ensuring that users have IT skills, leading by example through the provision of government information and services online, and encouraging businesses and the community to get online. The third section considers two core issues for the library and information sector in the new economy, i.e. how it will improve current business activities, and how it will take advantage of new business opportunities. The fourth section describes the challenges ahead for the library community, including attracting a broader cross section of the community into the library, allocating staff time and resources, training staff, and providing access to standard computer applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets) as well as the Internet. The fifth section outlines necessary IT education and skills. (MES)
Descriptors: Business, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Information Skills, Information Technology, Library Role, Library Services, Telecommunications, Users (Information)
For full text: http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/alia2000/proceedings/rod. badger.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia