Output: Publication of information society statistics
In parallel with development of standards for measuring the information society, the OECD has been publishing comparable statistics based on those standards. Many, but not all of those statistics, have been based on standards developed by the WPIIS. Others have included ICT infrastructure, ICT skills and ICT patent statistics. The following paragraph briefly describes the more important OECD published outputs on the information society.
The regular OECD publications containing information society statistics are the Communications Outlook (www.oecd.org/sti/telecom/outlook), the Information Technology Outlook (www.oecd.org/sti/ito to be replaced by the Internet Economy Outlook as of 2012), and the Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard (www.oecd.org/sti/scoreboard). They are usually published biennially, and each series began in the early to mid-1990s.
At the end of 2004, OECD introduced Key ICT Indicators, an online compilation of selected ICT indicators. Data are updated on a rolling basis and can be found at www.oecd.org/sti/ICTindicators.
OECD Guide to Measuring the Information Society 2011 © OECD 2011