Accession Number : ADA337894

Title :   Electronic Dissemination of Statistical Data

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA337894

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : This report is intended to aid managers in decision making about electronic dissemination of publicly available statistical data using electronic bulletin boards, faxes, e-mail, Internet and other public networks, diskettes, magnetic tape, and CD-ROM. These decisions include how to pursue new avenues of electronic dissemination of statistical data, how to operate an electronic dissemination service, how to prepare data for electronic dissemination, how to service the users, and what the costs and financing options are for electronic dissemination. The report includes recommended procedures for electronic dissemination of data e.g., suggestions on user charges and ideas for dissemination of survey concepts and measures of data quality as well as examples of current practice and near future plans of Federal statistical agencies in the area of electronic dissemination of statistical data.

Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT, *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *STATISTICAL DATA, DECISION MAKING, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, COMPUTER FILES, INTERNET, MAGNETIC TAPE, INFORMATION PROCESSING, COMPACT DISKS, ELECTRONIC MAIL, MAGNETIC DISKS.

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE