ERIC Number: ED046411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Scientific and Technical Information in Canada, Part II, Chapter 1: Government Departments and Agencies.
Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Canada's major scientific and technical information resources are supported largely by the Federal Government. They consist of libraries, data files, specialized information centers, and field services. The Canadian Government has no overall policy concerning the handling of scientific and technical information. The need for a national information focus is now evident. The capability for research on information transfer, for the application of new technologies, and for training information personnel, must be significantly improved. Recommendations resulting from this study include: (1) the Canadian Government define a national policy to stimulate and guide the evolution of nation-wide information services; (2) a central agency be established to implement government policy; (3) federal government agencies to be responsible for information activities relevant to their missions; (4) the central agency review this report and develop an effective national information network; (5) government departments take action to improve the generation, handling and use of information they need and (6) an advisory committee for scientific and technical information be established to advise the central agency. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body), Government Libraries, Government Role, Information Centers, Information Science, Information Services, Information Sources, Information Utilization, Research Reports
Queen's Printer for Canada, Ottawa, Canada ($1.75)
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Authoring Institution: Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Scientific and Technical Information
Note: Special Study 8