ERIC Number: ED046442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-17
Reference Count: N/A
The Planning of Library and Documentation Services. Working Draft.
Sewell, P. H.
Planning is essential for the provision of library and information services for many reasons, but especially because: (1) library and information services are not an end in themselves, they exist to further the purposes of organized society; (2) these services call for technical knowledge and some fairly sophisticated techniques; and (3) the fact that library and documentation services contribute to a number of different aspects of national development and, at the same time, have a unity within themselves makes the task of devising a suitable administrative framework none too simple. The purpose of this paper is to: (1) briefly describe what is meant by library and documentation (information) services, (2) present some of the arguments used to establish the case for giving reasonable priority to the development of library services in terms of their contribution to social and economic development, (3) consider some of the problems involved in the production of books, (4) examine the contribution of the systematic planning and provision of library services to formal education, (5) outline what is involved in training library and information personnel, and (6) look at some of the detailed problems involved in the systematic planning and provision of library and information services. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Information Needs, Information Services, Information Utilization, Library Services, Personnel Needs, Planning
International Institute for Educational Planning, 7, Rue Eugene-Delacroix, Paris 16e, France
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Note: Paper prepared for the Seminar on the Planning of Library and Documentation Services, 21-23 July 1969