This paper gives a brief description of the background and emergence of the concept of a common information environment. It offers a set of characteristics that define implementations of the concept, and describes some of the associated issues. A discussion of scaling factors leads to the conclusion that smaller countries are at the best scale and scope to achieve good benefits from public investment in a common information environment. Recent developments associated with the implementation of a common information environment in Scotland are described.
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||9th Seminar on Archives, Libraries, Museums - Poreč, Croatia|
Duration: 23 Nov 2005 → 25 Nov 2005
|Conference||9th Seminar on Archives, Libraries, Museums|
|Period||23/11/05 → 25/11/05|
- common information environment