ERIC Number: ED214544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
Documentation and Library Service of the Ministry of Information: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Aman, Mohammed M.
This report describes current documentation and library services provided by the Kingdom of Jordan's Ministry of Information and makes a series of recommendations for the improvement of these services. A summary of the recommendations is followed by descriptions of contemporary Jordan, its government, educational resources, and culture; telecommunications facilities in Jordan; and the Jordanian library system. The role of Jordan's Ministry of Information is outlined, with emphasis on the role of the Directorate of Press and Publications, and the various sections of the Library and Documentation Services branch of the Ministry (including the Library and References Services section, the Research Directorate, the Jordan News Agency, and the libraries of the Broadcasting and Television Coporations) are discussed. Problems facing the Library and Documentation Services branch are also reviewed, specifically with respect to staffing and administration. A detailed set of recommendations concludes the report. An organization chart for the Ministry of Information, a proposed organization chart for a Directorate of Documentation and Research, and a list of personnel in the Library and Reference section of the Ministry accompany the text. (JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).