ERIC Number: ED046466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-19
Reference Count: 0
Science and Engineering Library and Information Service Development in Support of Research and Development in Indonesia; Report to the Chairman of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).
Access to scientific and technical information is essential to the conduct of high quality research and development work. Indonesia's scientists and engineers in Government research institutes are generally not being well-served by their own libraries. The most serious deficiencies are: (1) inadequately trained library staffs, (2) lack of availability of current journals, (3) lack of current bibliographical and indexing services, (4) shortage of recent monographs and reference books, (5) poor or non-existent information services, (6) limited interlibrary cooperation, (7) underutilization of existing resources, (8) limited resources to aid in the selection of current titles for improvement of libraries, (9) cataloging arrearages and (10) lack of understanding by many administrators of the true nature and value of library and information services. The principal goals of the research institutes in Indonesia for library and information service should be: (1) bring the most important new discoveries to the scientist's attention; (2) make engineers and technicians aware of new techniques, processes and products; (3) provide better sources of reference data and information and (4) decrease the time it takes to deliver a journal article, book, report or document to a library user. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (NH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Needs, Information Services, Library Materials, Library Services, Research Libraries, Sciences
Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington, D.C. 20560
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indonesian Inst. of Sciences, Djakarta (Indonesia).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Indonesia; Scientific and Technical Information