ERIC Number: ED168594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Plan for a National Documentation, Information and Library System for Jamaica.
National Council on Libraries, Archives and Documentation Services, Kingston (Jamaica).
This document presents the proposals of ten working parties, each dealing with a particular type of library or a major topic of current concern, which were set up in 1977 to aid the Jamaica National Council on Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Services in the formulation of a plan for a national documentation, information, and library system. Areas addressed in the plan include national information policy, the national coordinating body, legislation, the National Library of Jamaica, Jamaica Archives and Records Centre, Jamaica Movement for the Advancement of Literacy (JAMAL Foundation), the Jamaica Library Service, teachers' college libraries, government and special libraries, University of the West Indies Libraries (Mona), national organizational framework, manpower resources, professional associations, standards, universal bibliographic control, automation and data banks, publishing and production of books and audiovisual materials, financial aid and external aid, and regional and international cooperation. Appendices provide organizational charts and collections and expenditure data for 1975-76. (JD)
Descriptors: Databases, Financial Support, Government Libraries, Information Systems, Labor Needs, Legislation, Library Automation, Library Expenditures, Library Services, Library Standards, National Programs, Professional Associations, Program Descriptions, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Libraries, Archives and Documentation Services, Kingston (Jamaica).