To identify issues of concern and to advise on future action for the benefit of science
After hearing state-of-the-art presentations by speakers chosen to review the major topics and issues detailed below, delegates were invited to participate in workshops for the discussion of key questions identified in the main sessions. Responses to these questions enabled the drafting of recommendations which were discussed and then approved by the Conference. They are to be presented to the 25th General Assembly of ICSU and have been reported to the Director-General of UNESCO. These recommendations focus attention on the actions which can and need to be taken during the remaining years leading up to the beginning of the 21st century to ensure that the maximum benefit is derived for all concerned with the progress of scientific research by the application of information technology to the distribution of scientific information. Action following the adoption of these recommendations will be decided by members of the ICSU family in consultation with UNESCO where appropriate.
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