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Title: The Federal Government As A Partner
Author(s): Bentley, Orville G.
Subject(s): Federal aid to libraries --United States
Abstract: As a nation, we are philosophically and pragmatically committed to the proposition that economic and social progress will be sought through the development of scientific knowledge which in turn provides the lifeblood for new and more sophisticated technological progress. This commitment touches every facet of our life, from leisure time through the working day, with obvious implications interwoven through business, commerce, government, national defense, and the nation's international posture. The ramifications of this national moire are many in terms of physical comfort to people, changes in living standards, the use and development of resources, and in the value judgments held by people for a philosophy of progress through scientific change, vis-a-vis a society where maintaining the cultural and social status quo is a highly valued objective. The spin-off from the national scientific establishment began to gain momentum during and immediately following World War II. In World War I Germany had shown the world that science was a defense asset. I need only cite their near monopoly on the dye industry won through German scientific prowess in the field of organic chemistry. A new science of biochemistry and its application in fermentation processes had given Germany a new source of precursors in the production of explosives. By World War II the armaments of the leading powers had incorporated new sensing devices and new and more powerful weapons, and had begun to utilize computerized systems to replace manpower in conducting warfare.
Issue Date: 1966
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In W.Ladley (ed). 1966. Federal legislation for libraries : papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, November 6-9, 1966. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 1-6.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (13th : 1966)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1528
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1966.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-16
 

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