ERIC Number: ED063130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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An Inventory of International Clearing House Services in Population/Family Planning With Special Reference to Audio-Visual Aids and Educational Materials.
This paper provides an inventory and summary of current and planned international information clearing house services in the field of population/family planning, worldwide. Special emphasis is placed on services relating to audio-visual aids, educational materials, and information/education/communication support, as these items and activities have the function of enabling concerned individuals, agencies, and country programs to keep informed of key developments in the world population movement. Sixteen selected agencies are reviewed in narrative and chart form together with an explanation of the eight major categories of services they can provide. These include: (1) storage and retrieval of sample or prototype education and training materials, (2) storage and retrieval of research and consulting reports and other "fugitive literature," (3) information services for population/family planning professionals, (4) staff information services, (5) information services for general public, elites, and professionals outside of population/family planning, (6) translation services, (7) storing and cataloging of holdings referring user to original sources, and (8) grants to other agencies for any of these services. Future services, both necessary and desirable, as well as the directions clearing houses should take regarding the scope of information resources are also elaborated. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. East-West Center.