Information policy for a new millennium

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    Abstract

    Previous revolutions, the Agrarian and Industrial, are examined and their features compared with the Information Revolution. Lessons are drawn from the comparison and a range of global issues identified. The nature of the Internet is considered and its pretensions argued to be inflated. The role of the state in developing an information society is discussed. A national information policy is identified as a feature and its application in and implications for Scotland are considered. Key features of an Internet culture are indicated and discussed, with lessons and conclusions for social development within the information society presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)322-330
    Number of pages8
    JournalLibrary Review
    Volume49
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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    Keywords

    • information policy
    • libraries

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