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June 30, 1993

Vice President Al Gore and Librarian of Congress Plan Conference on Delivery of Electronic Information

The Library of Congress will convene a one-day conference on Wednesday, July 14, entitled "Delivering Electronic Information in a Knowledge-Based Democracy." James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress, will chair the meeting, and Vice President Al Gore is the honorary chairman. Invited participants will include some 35 high- level leaders from government, industry, and the academic, library, and user communities.

The goal of the conference is to help build a consensus on the policy framework needed to promote development of electronic information resources. The conference will focus on three primary elements of that framework: (1) building, locating and preserving the electronic store of knowledge; (2) public/private sector roles; and (3) mechanisms for safeguarding intellectual property rights.

WHAT: Conference on "Delivering Electronic Information..."

WHERE: Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building of the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 14, 1993

TIME: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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PR 93-087
ISSN 0731-3527

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