ERIC Number: ED213411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Development of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC). Report Prepared for the Government of the People's Republic of China by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Brawne, Michael; Schwarz, Stephan
Prepared by two Unesco consultants following a one-month visit requested by the People's Republic of China, this report presents observations and advice for the development of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC). The objectives of the mission were to advise on the functional structure of the institute; advise on the selection of equipment and other materials for the new building of the Institute; provide estimates of manpower, equipment, and financial resources required; draw up a plan for the development of information services; advise on technical and financial details of the institute; and to be available for future consultation on any other technical problems. Little documentation was available to the consultants, thus the report relies primarily on verbal data, mostly via translation. The report includes recommendations to ISTIC, background information on existing facilities, ISTIC's planning for computer applications, computer and software options for bibliographic information services, an architectural brief for the ISTIC building, and building problems and proposals. Appendices provide a list of participants and the findings of a similar trip to Japan along with its 21 references. This paper includes 18 references and a 13-item bibliography of documents produced by ISTIC. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: China; Scientific and Technical Information