ERIC Number: ED219072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Use of Scientific and Technical Information in Brazil.
Rosenberg, Victor; Cunha, Murilo B.
This study was conducted to assess the availability and use of scientific and technical information in Brazil, identify characteristics of information which are unique to developing nations, and help determine what technologies and policies would be most useful in improving resources available in the country. It concentrated on professionals who have direct or indirect access to automated bibliographic systems to examine the impact of computer technology. Information was gathered through structured personal interviews on specific concepts related either to broad issues needed to formulate effective policies or to factors affecting policy, e.g., language, knowledge of libraries and information services, evaluation of information services, economics, sharing policy, optimism, cosmopolitanism, influence, dependence, and confidence in library services. The report includes a literature review, a discussion of the interview methodology, a presentation of results, and a general discussion of the findings. An appendix contains the study interview format and coding in English and Portuguese, including 58 questions for the individual interviewed and 21 questions for the interviewer on the subject of availability of information for scientific work in Brazil. A bibliography lists more than 250 references. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tinker Foundation, New York, NY.; Brazilian Inst. for Scientific and Technological Information, Brasilia.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Library Science.
Identifiers: Brazil; Scientific and Technical Information
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