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Federal government provision of public information: issues related to public access, technology, and laws/regulations: for Government Information Technology Project, Communications and Information Technology Program,

Description: This report discusses government (public) information, both published and unpublished, which Federal Government either does or does not make public."Public information", is collected and/or developed at Government expenses or as required by public law, and not considered to be classified, personal, or otherwise subject to exemption from the Freedom of Information Act or the Privacy Act.
Date: December 28, 1984
Creator: McClure, Charles R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Final report to the Office of Technology Assessment on agency profiles of civil liberties practices, from the KBL Group, Inc.

Description: This report presents the results of an empirical study which profiles the information and technology practices of seven federal agencies/programs as they relate to three civil liberties areas: the collection of personal or company information; the provision of public information; and access to agency decision-making.
Date: December 28, 1984
Creator: Levitan, Karen B.; Barth, Patrica D. & Griffin Shook, Diane
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Role of technology in the education, training, and retraining of adult workers: a report

Description: This report shows how new technological tools or devices are being used in adult education and training it examines the evidence of their effectiveness and costs and it suggests prospects for the future use of technologies.
Date: October 5, 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The impact of office automation on the quality of work life: policy implications

Description: This report focuses only on policy implication of video display terminals (VDT) usage in the areas of composition and edition/correction. The rest of the paper presents a brief discussion of the problems resulting from VDT adoption and usage in the office workplace, and the policy implications of both primary and instrumental impacts as described earlier.
Date: December 1984
Creator: Ashford, Nicholas A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Review of Postal Automation Strategy: A Technical and Decision Analysis

Description: A memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that reviews the "United States Postal Service (USPS) decision to utilizes single-line optical character readers (OCRs) instead of multi-line OCRs" and conducts "a comparative technical and economic analysis of the two technologies in the context of the overall postal automation program" (Foreward).
Date: June 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technologies to Sustain Tropical Forest Resources

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that identifies and discusses "in-depth some of the constraints and opportunities to develop and implement forest-sustaining technologies"(p. iii).
Date: March 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology and the Future of the U.S. Construction Industry: Proceedings of the Panel on Technical Change and the U.S. Building Construction Industry

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of the construction industry and technology that is reshaping the industry and what impacts these technologies might have.
Date: August 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology Transfer to the Middle East

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "clarifies the policy issues surrounding technology transfer to developing countries, by highlighting tradeoffs among various commercial, political, and development assistance policy goals, and by suggesting options for more consistent policies affecting technology transfer to developing countries" (p. iii).
Date: September 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wood Use: U.S. Competitiveness and Technology: Vol. 2

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "reviews wood manufacturing technologies that might be used to extend the timber resource through improved utilization and explores the prospects for changes in the way wood products are manufactured and used" (Abstract).
Date: November 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Health Care Technology Case Study Twenty-eight: Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Clinical Outcomes, Costs, and Decision-making

Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that presents "what is currently known about ICUs in terms of the distribution of ICU beds, the costs of maintaining ICUs, the characteristics of ICU patients and the outcome of ICU care" (p. 3).
Date: November 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medical Technology and Costs of the Medicare Program

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "explores the dual relationship between medical technology and the Medicare program: Medicare policies affect the adoption and use of medical technologies, and the patterns and levels of use of medical technologies significantly affect Medicare costs" (p. iii).
Date: July 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Health Technology Case Study Twenty-seven: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology: A Clinical, Industrial, and Policy Analysis

Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that provides "a vehicle for gaining insight into the impact that Federal policies have had on the development of NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) imaging as a modality, on the industry that manufactures the imagers, on the hospitals and medical centers that might consider acquiring NMR imagers, and on a public interested not only in the timely introduction of valuable innovations, but also in protection from unsafe devices and rapid increases in health care costs" (p. 3).
Date: September 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear Power in an Age of Uncertainty

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines "the future of nuclear power in this country, and how the technology and institutions might be changed to reduce the problems now besetting the nuclear option" (p. iii).
Date: February 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department