ERIC Number: ED046412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Scientific and Technical Information in Canada, Part II, Chapter 2: Industry.
Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Canada can not afford to have valuable information restricted to a few users or to have it lie dormant and unused. A freer flow of information could reduce duplication and unnecessary research and will expedite innovation. Modern methods of storage, retrieval, and dissemination could be utilized to provide information that is timely, appropriate and effective. Recommendations of this study include: (1) the Federal Government establish a co-ordinating agency responsible for the development of national and regional systems to provide scientific and technical information services in Canada, (2) the co-ordinating agency establish a national referral center to direct users to the best available information sources, (3) the agency promote the creation of regional information systems to primarily serve industry, (4) the agency explore the feasibility of developing specialized technology-oriented information centers to meet the needs of particular industries, (5) the agency encourage responsible agents to develop other special services and (6) industrial management provide adequate internal information facilities and train technical staff to appreciate their value and use them. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Data Processing, Foreign Countries, Industry, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Science, Information Utilization, National Programs, Research Reports
Queen's Printer for Canada, Ottawa, Canada ($1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Scientific and Technical Information
Note: Special Study 8