Access to and Services for Federal Information in the Networked Environment


The Coalition for Networked Information is pursuing an initiative that addresses its interest in federal government information in the networked environment. This paper describes the findings of the resulting white paper that will guide higher education and other institutions, such as public and state libraries, in the development of strategies for providing access to and services for federal government information by their constituencies using the powerful and rapidly expanding global information infrastructure. The paper primarily focuses on issues and models for collections, preservation, access, services, and staffing and training. It addresses these issues at the enterprise-wide or institutional level. It also summarizes policy and technical directions to provide a framework for understanding the issues involved.

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