ERIC Number: ED214545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
Documentation Centre of the Association of African Universities.
This report presents the results of a study of the Documentation Centre of the Association of African Universities (AAU) undertaken to work out proposals for the rational organization of the Centre, and to explore the possibility of computerizing the Centre and linking it with other centers which provide automated documentation services. The background of the AAU and its objectives are summarized and the functions, staffing, holdings, physical facilities, and budget of the Centre are discussed. Also described are abstracting, bibliographic search, and translation services available through the Centre. Major problems with respect to the personnel, holdings, equipment, and facilities situation at the Centre are reviewed and the computing resources, personnel requirements, and costs involved in computerizing the Centre are described. A detailed list of recommendations for the more effective organization and operation of the Centre closes the report. Specific recommendations are made with respect to printing services, the binding and publications service, the technical services department, the Information and Research service, inter-institutional cooperation, and the computerization of the Centre. Two charts are appended. (JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Africa; Ghana