Electronic communications technology and services permeate every aspect of national life. This book examines the current and expected states of the technology and considers the societal impact and policy issues arising from new technological developments. Particular attention is paid to evaluation of computerized conferencing for enhanced communication among researchers in specialized and interdisciplinary fields and to technology assessments of criminal justice and tax administration systems.
PART l. CURRENT AND FUTURE STATES OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, PART 2. OPERATIONAL TRIALS OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION EXCHANGE SYSTEM (EIES), PART 3. SOCIAL IMPACTS AND POLICY ISSUES OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS