ERIC Number: ED186035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
UNISIST Seminar on the Education and Training of Users of Scientific and Technological Information (Rome, Italy, October 18-21, 1976). Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
The introduction to this UNISIST seminar report discusses problems in training present and potential users of scientific and technical information and emphasizes the importance of better recognition and formulation of information needs in order to effectively assess and use available libraries, information systems, and services. Papers presented at the seminar addressed the following topics: (1) Measurement of User Needs and Information Use; (2) User Education in Academic Institutions; (3) User Training in Technical Information Use; (4) User Education in National Documentation Centers; (5) Sensitization of Managers, Planners and Policy Makers; (6) User Training as a Component of National Information Policy; and (7) Means and Methods of Training Users. The recommendations of the seminar stressed the need for Asian members of Unesco, through their national focal points, to establish user education and training programs and recommended evaluation of users, training techniques, and availability of information and facilities; dissemination of the Unesco guide "Education and Training of Users of Scientific and Technical Information--UNISIST Guide for Teachers"; promotion of user education and training within the UNISIST program for assistance to member states; and the education and sensitization of administrators, planners, and policy makers. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Asia; Scientific and Technical Information
Note: For related documents, see IR 008 404-405. Best copy available.