ERIC Number: ED046416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Scientific and Technical Information in Canada, Part II, Chapter 6: Libraries.
Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
The four types of libraries - special, academic, public, and school - collectively constitute a large part of the knowledge available in Canada. Consequently, a scientific and technical information network will be heavily dependent on these established library collections. Communications across the "type of library" boundaries is lacking, thus contributing to the failure of efforts at cooperation and coordination. Additional factors inhibiting voluntary cooperation include a lack of leadership, no overall coordination, authoritarian administrative organization, lack of consistency in processing practices, and a fear of loss of autonomy. To facilitate the transfer of scientific and technical information in Canada, a network should be established that will build on existing strengths. Such a network will eventually include many existing libraries. A regional system of decentralized service units will require a sophisticated communications network. Education of personnel will be required as well as education of users. The most effective public relations person will be the satisfied user. Recommendations based on this study are listed. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Networks, Libraries, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Services, National Programs
Queen's Printer for Canada, Ottawa, Canada ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Scientific and Technical Information
Note: Special Study 8