The Information Resources Policy Handbook
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The Information Resources Policy Handbook

Research for the Information Age

Edited by Benjamin M. Compaine and William H. Read

Foreword by William Baker

Overview

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Summary

To understand the Information Age one must understand the concept of information as a resource. Like other basic resources such as energy and materials, information resources are building blocks of society. But unlike energy and materials, they are far more abundant and versatile. Information resources includes computers, telecommunications, the mass media, and financial services, all created or changed by the movement from analog to digital. This collection looks at the factors underlying digital technologies as well as the resulting public and strategic policy issues.In a rapidly evolving discipline, certain judgments are likely to change. To strike a balance between the more abstract concepts of enduring value and writings focused on current examples, each part of the book opens with a timeless "evergreen" chapter, followed by one or more "contemporary" chapters.

Contributors Daniel Bell, Anne Wells Branscomb, Benjamin M. Compaine, Derrick C. Huang, Martin C. Libicki, Patricia Hirl Longstaff, Robert Lucky, John F. McLaughlin, Lee McKnight, Vincent Mosco, W. Russell Neuman, Eli Noam, Anthony G. Oettinger, Ithiel deSola Pool, William H. Read, Jerome S. Rubin, Richard J. Solomon, Debra Spar, Ronald Alan Weiner, Janet Wikler

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262032643 660 pp. | 9 in x 8 in

Paperback

$76.00 X ISBN: 9780262519830 660 pp. | 9 in x 8 in

Editors

Benjamin M. Compaine

Benjamin M. Compaine is Senior Research Affiliate at the Internet and Telecoms Convergence Consortium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the editor of The Digital Divide: Facing a Crisis or Creating a Myth? (MIT Press, 2001) and coauthor of Who Owns the Media?

William H. Read

Contributors

William Baker.