ERIC Number: ED046417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Scientific and Technical Information in Canada, Part II, Chapter 7: Economics.
Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
In this report the various economic indicators of the extent and value of scientific and technical information transfer in Canada in government, industry, and education are described and expressed in quantitative terms derived from available statistical figures. The main thesis of the report is that the transfer of scientific and technical information must be recognized as an important sector of resource allocations related to the support of the individual user's work. For overall coordination, a national focus is recommended which, in the political, administrative, and economic senses, recognizes the independent jurisdictional and institutional characteristics of the components of the national information complex and acts as a point of contact for international activities. A number of objectives and criteria are described which can serve as guidelines in the assessment of alternative ways of meeting the needs of various user communities. Overall estimated cost figures were derived for both the growth rates of existing establishments and the addition of a computer-based network intended to tie together existing facilities of federal, provincial, and municipal governments, industry, and educational institutions. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Economics, Education, Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body), Industry, Information Networks, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Utilization, 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