Administrative Services Utilizing Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting
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- チジョウ デジタル ホウソウ オ カツヨウ シタ ギョウセイ サービス ノ カノウセイ
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Provided "data broadcasting" will be interactive and friendly to end-users (i.e., digital TV terminals for bidirectional communication and easy-to-use remote controllers to gam access to administrative and community information), terrestrial digital broadcasting is expected to become the mainstream method for providing administrative services to local residents. The municipalities are also moving toward an e-local government, and are contemplating using data broadcasting as a means of delivering to their residents community information, reservation information and guides to public facilities, health consultation, disaster prevention information, and other administrative information. The reality, however, is that 100% access to the Internet is practically not feasible, and in fact, it will be difficult for it to even become the norm. On the contrary, due to its anticipated dissemination to almost all households, digital televisions would be effective in widely communicating information, especially that critical to resident safety and relief such as natural disasters. Furthermore, it would contribute to bridging and narrowing the digital divide (difference between the "information rich" and the "information poor"). By the time local broadcasting stations commence their digitalized terrestrial broadcasting in year 2006, the municipalities are expected to complete their transition to e-local governments. In effect, a wealth of information will be transmitted over the Internet. It would therefore be important to make the contents available on the television. However in broadcasting, which is characterized by simultaneous transmission of uniform information, the design of the contents requires technical attention and knowledge. In this respect, it is preferable the structure of "local information center" be adopted and jointly operated by several broadcasting stations. The rationale behind this is tha t development of the contents must take into account publicity and the nature of mass media, and thus should be clearly differentiated from "broadcasting" over the Internet. As a precondition, we would like to investigate whether the broadcasting industry, by jointly operating and subdividing the broadcasting domain by region, is a type of business that can increase its overall efficiency.
- 日本社会情報学会学会誌 : journal of social informatics / 日本社会情報学会学会誌編集専門委員会 編
日本社会情報学会学会誌 : journal of social informatics / 日本社会情報学会学会誌編集専門委員会 編 15 (2), 53-64, 2003-09