ERIC Number: ED252229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Use of Information and Documentation for Planning and Decision-Making. Summary Report and Proceedings of Joint ESAMI/PADIS/DSE Seminar (Salisbury, Zimbabwe, August 3-7, 1981).
Moeller, T.; Mushonga, B. L. B.
The aim of this seminar was twofold: to make senior civil servants of Zimbabwe aware of the importance of information and documentation for planning and decision-making, and to introduce the concept of a national information and documentation center (NIDC) as designed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Pan-African Documentation and Information System (ECA-PADIS). The first half of the seminar was devoted to user education and the promotion and design of a national Zimbabwe information and documentation program. The second half was devoted to special issues of the PADIS concept, including computer requirements, information storage and retrieval techniques, and document analysis procedures. This report includes the proceedings, recommendations, and results of the seminar; the program; a list of participants, lecturers, and staff; reprints of three articles on the seminar that appeared in "The Herald"; and the following addresses and papers: (1) "The Use of Information and Documentation for Planning and Decision-Making" (Dr. F. M. Shava); (2) "A National Library Service as a Focal Point for an Information and Documentation Service for Planning and Decision-Making" (J. L. Culverwell); (3) "The Need for a National Information and Documentation Centre (NIDC) in Zimbabwe" (M. Malianga); (4) "The Role of Libraries, Information and Documentation Centres in National Development" (O. T. Mupawaenda); (5) "Information and Documentation Services in Zimbabwe" (B. L. B. Mushonga); (6) "The Concept of a National Information System in Zimbabwe" (S. R. Dube); (7)"Some Notes on the Use of Data for Planning and Decision-Making" (G. M. Mandishona); (8) "Role of Information in Decision-Making" (A. Musana); (9) "Information Processing: Coping with the User's Needs" (F. Inganji); (10) "Planning Economic Growth with Equity and Implications for Data Systems" (T. R. Muzondo); and (11) "The Computer System Requirements for Zimbabwe's PADIS--NIDC Proposals" (N. B. Chitepo). (THC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Zimbabwe Government Library Service, Salisbury.
Note: Seminar organized with the assistance of Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) and UN-Economic Commission for Africa, Pan-African Documentation and Information System (ECA-PADIS). For related documents, see IR 050 957-959 and IR 050 967.