ERIC Number: ED332707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-16
Reference Count: 0
Automation of the Comprehensive Science Library: Promotion of Scientific and Technological Information Service, Republic of Korea. [Restricted Technical Report.]
Mackenzie, A. Graham
This technical report presents recommendations and plans which are the result of a mission undertaken as part of a project to promote a scientific and technological information service and establish a popular science resource center in Korea. The mission's main emphasis was to help Korean authorities and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to further their plans for the automation of the proposed Comprehensive Science Library (CSL) in the "science city" of Daeduk, which is a complex of research institutes mainly funded by the Republic of Korea. Background information and automation plans for the CSL are presented and the remaining issues and problems are identified. These issues encompass project management; identifying a suitable automation system; locating a system that can handle records written in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters; time factors; planning; funding; systems uniformity across the science complex; and employee training. Concluding the report are a summary of the recommendations, definitions of abbreviations used, and the mission's timetable. (MAB)
Descriptors: Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Development, Library Networks, Library Planning, Research Libraries, Science Laboratories, Scientific and Technical Information
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Development Programme, New York, NY.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Korea Scientific and Technological Inf Center; South Korea
Note: Report prepared for the Government of the Republic of Korea.