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Title: Progress toward and prospects for a global digital information infrastructure in support of research and education
Author(s): Peters, Paul Evan
Subject(s): Information infrastructure Networked information
Abstract: I want to do several things in this presentation. The first is provide some basic information about what is being called the information superhighways measures already proposed by the Clinton administration and already acted on by the 103rd Congress. It was only in February 1993 that two major proposals responsive to the theme of this conference were put forth, and they were acted on by the 103rd Congress when it passed the president's budget. Some things remain to be reconciled, but these provisions of the president's budget were not controversial in the House and Senate debates in late March. So, they've already found their way pretty far down the road of this new administration's policy. There are a lot of new policy initiatives in the realm of global networking, but I'm going to focus on just a very small part of it. The second thing I want to do is to call attention to the characteristics of four of the constituencies that are the most active and influential in shaping how issues are defined and how public policies are formulated in the areas of networks and networked information. I really think these four constituencies have been competing for public attention for quite a while now. It is important to reflect upon what each of these four constituencies has to offer because my opinion is that there has to be something that comes out of this process for each of these constituencies, otherwise we won't get what we all want a universally better world as a result of all this.
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: Peters, P.E. (1994) Progress toward and prospects for a global digital information infrastructure in support of research and education. In Ann P. Bishop (ed) Emerging Communities: Integrating Networked Information into Library Services [Papers presented the 1993 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 4-6, 1993]: 207-214.
Series/Report: Emerging communities : integrating networked information into library services [papers presented the 1993 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 4-6, 1993]
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/374
ISBN: 0-87845-094-7
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-03-18
 

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