NIT '95:


November 24, 1995, Friday


This day's program is devoted to the state and global information policy, and will be joined by several government officials of Latvia.

9:00 - 10:20

On Latvian parliamentary information system
	Ms. A. Dudina, Parliament Library of Latvia, Riga

Open Source Solutions
	Adviser of President Harry Bush, Bank Of Latvia

Information Technology Situation in Latvia,
	Dr. Andris Virtmanis, Ministry of Communication,
	Department of Communication, Riga, Latvia

10:20 - 11:15

Business planning in an information-based, market-oriented economy,
	Dr. Robert M. Hayes, UCLA Los Angeles, CA, USA

Alexandria Declaration of Principles and Global Information
	Infrastructure, Drs. Ching-chih Chen & Robert M. Hayes, USA

11:15 - 11:30	Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:15	DISCUSSIONS

	This Session will start with the government officials' comments.

Suggested Topics
  • Development of National Information Policy and Infrastructure
  • What are the local agencies for development and transition?
  • What may be needed legislation to support national planning?
  • Is there a need for an inventory of local facilities and resources?

  • Planning the Global Information Infrastructure (GII)
  • What are steps to build from country to region to international?
  • What are economic effects of information differences among countries?
  • What can be accomplished through regional planning efforts?
  • What must be done at the level of international planning?

  • Economic & Political Context
  • What role can government play with respect to "Public Good" aspects?
  • What policies are needed to encourage private sector development?
  • How can information capital investment be encouraged?
  • What is the economic role for the country in creation of information?

  • Networks - national, local area, ISDNs, and global
  • What is the status of implementation of each level of network?
  • What organization and/or groups of people are using these networks?

  • The Use of Internet and World Wide Web
  • How widespread is the use of internet and WWW?
  • For what purposes are people using the Internet and the WWW?

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    Andris Vilks:
    12:00 - 13:30	Local and Regional Presentations
    	ALISE - library management system, developed in Latvia
    15:00 - 17:30	Non-Latvian Participants
    	Sight-seeing tour of Old Riga
    18:00 - 20:00	 Reception at the National Library of Latvia. K. Barona 
    iela 14. In celebration of the opening of the Parliamentary Reading Room

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