Office of Technology Assessment (OTA)

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The Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) closed on September 29, 1995. During its 23-year history, OTA provided Congressional members and committees with analyses of the scientific and technological issues that were increasingly relevant to public policy and legislative action. The agency's legacy is found in the many items of legislation it influenced and in the channels of communication its staff helped foster between legislative policymakers and members of the scientific, technical, and business communities. The Office's legacy is also found in its hundreds of publications, gathered for the first time in electronic form on the set of 5 CD-ROMs: ... continued below

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Office of Technology Assessment June 1, 2001.

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  • Main Title: Office of Technology Assessment (OTA)
  • Alternate Title: The OTA Legacy, 1972-1995

Description

The Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) closed on September 29, 1995. During its 23-year history, OTA provided Congressional members and committees with analyses of the scientific and technological issues that were increasingly relevant to public policy and legislative action. The agency's legacy is found in the many items of legislation it influenced and in the channels of communication its staff helped foster between legislative policymakers and members of the scientific, technical, and business communities. The Office's legacy is also found in its hundreds of publications, gathered for the first time in electronic form on the set of 5 CD-ROMs: The OTA Legacy, 1972-1995. This Web site presents the complete contents of the five CD-ROMs with additional enhancements and features that facilitate access and retrieval.

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date OTA closed: 1995-09-29
date CD-ROMs published: 1996-02-01
date pdf created: 2003-09-10
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received CD-ROM through FDLP
date uploaded: 2001-06-01

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Office of Technology Assessment

The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) operated from 1972 to 1995, providing Congressional members and committees with analyses of the scientific and technological issues that were increasingly relevant to public policy and legislative action. This collection includes quarterly and annual reports, as well as internal OTA documents such as orientation materials. Many other interesting OTA materials are available in the OTA Legacy Collection via the CyberCemetery.

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The CyberCemetery provides permanent public access to the web sites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. This collection is provided through a partnership between the UNT Libraries, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), as part of the Federal Depository Library Program.

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  • June 1, 2001

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  • Sept. 7, 2006, 12:59 p.m.

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  • March 20, 2017, 1:51 p.m.

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Office of Technology Assessment. Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), website, June 1, 2001; Washington, D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc773/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.