This OECD Guide to Measuring the Information Society is a compilation of concepts, definitions, classifications and methods for information society measurement and analysis.
Table of contents:
Preface Chapter 1.Introduction -The information society, in statistical terms -The Guide and its rationale -Users of the Guide -Scope and content of the Guide -Output: Publication of information society statistics Chapter 2.ICT Products -Introduction -The ICT product classification -International trade in ICT products -The price and quality of ICT products -Annex 2.A1.OECD Classifications of Information Economy Products Chapter 3.ICT Infrastructure -Introduction -Public switched telecommunication networks (PSTN) -The Internet -Quality of services -Infrastructure investment -Tariffs Chapter 4.ICT Supply -Introduction -The ICT sector definition -Production of ICT goods and services outside the ICT sector -The impacts of the ICT sector -ICT patenting activity Chapter 5.ICT Demand by Businesses -Introduction -OECD model survey of ICT use by businesses -E-commerce -E-business -ICT investment and expenditure by business -The economic impacts of ICT investment and ICT use -Annex 5.A1. OECD Model Survey of ICT Use by Businesses Chapter 6.ICT Demand by Households and Individuals -Introduction -OECD model survey of ICT access and use by households and individuals -E-commerce -The social and economic impacts of ICT use by households and individuals -Annex 6.A1. OECD Model survey of ICT access and use by households and individuals Chapter 7.Content and Media -Introduction -The Content and media sector definition -The Content and media product classification -Digitised products -A sectoral study approach to measuring digital content -Annex 7.A1. OECD Definitions of the Information Economy Sectors Chapter 8.The International Scene and the Road Ahead -Introduction -The international scene -Future challenges for the OECD -Conclusion -Annex 8.A1.Member Countries’ ICT Statistics Collection Work -Annex 8.A2. Non-member Economies -Annex 8.A3.Measurement Issues for Developing Economies