Information policy for a new millennium

Derek Law (Derek Law is Director of Information Strategy and University LIbrarian, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 1 October 2000


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.



Law, D. (2000), "Information policy for a new millennium", Library Review, Vol. 49 No. 7, pp. 322-330.




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