ERIC Number: ED343594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Fisheries Information Network in Indonesia.
During the early 1980s the Indonesian government made a policy decision to develop fisheries as an important sector of the national economy. In doing so, it recognized the need for the collection and dissemination of fisheries research information not only for the scientists themselves, but also for the ultimate transfer of technology through extension networks to small holder fish farmers and fishermen spread throughout the many islands of Indonesia. The Indonesian Fisheries Information System (INFIS) network was set up to support cooperative action among the various fisheries institutions. This paper describes the formation and actual workings of INFIS, and explains how INFIS has successfully coordinated fisheries information collection and networking activities--i.e., manpower training, building of the INFIS database, issuance of publications, and the building of the network infrastructure--throughout Indonesia. Further, the tie-in of INFIS with the other regional networks that form the backbone of the southeast Asian Fisheries Information System is briefly touched on. Concluding the paper are the names and addresses of the libraries that participate in the INFIS network, a chart relating to the flow of information within the network, and several INFIS bibliographic worksheets. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Librarians and International Development (3rd, Corvallis, OR, April 28-30, 1991).