ERIC Number: ED186036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
UNISIST Seminar on the Training of Users of Scientific and Technical Information: Analysis and Evaluation of UNISIST Guidelines (Bangkok, Thailand, October 14-15, 1976). Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
User training experiences in Asian countries, using the UNISIST guidelines for training users of scientific and technical information, are reported through summaries of discussions following the presentation of papers, as well as the texts of the papers. Participants, including users, user trainers, and information handlers, heard these papers: (1) The User Training Issue; (2) User Training--The Missing Link between Users and Resources; (3) Means and Methods of Training Users--The UNISIST Manual; (4) User Training in Australia; (5) User Training in Thailand; (6) UNISIST Programme and Plans for 1977-78; (7) Some Information Projects in Southeast Asia based on UNISIST Recommendations; and (8) The Regional Information Network on Science and Technology for Southeast Asia. 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.