The purpose of this paper is to report on The AAAS's Forum on Science and Technology Policy, and The ALA's National Library Legislative Day, held in May 2008 in Washington, DC, USA. Design/methodology/report.–.Conference report. Findings – The underlying (single) theme of the two meetings was governmental funding. Each meeting was devoted to advising participants about the present status of budgetary allocations and appropriations of Federal funds for the current or subsequent years.
Notes that four issues from the AAAs Forum would be of particular interest: “Cognition enhancement: promise or threat?”; “A skeptical view of advocacy [conducted by] by scientists”; “Ensuring the best presidential science appointments [after the 2008 elections]” and “Science and the new media”.
Mihram, D. and Arthur Mihram, G. (2008), "Two 2008 Meetings: the AAAS's Forum on Science and Technology Policy and the ALA's National Library Legislative Day", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 25 No. 7, pp. 13-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/07419050810921300
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