ERIC Number: ED049791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Symposium on Documentation Planning in Developing Countries at Bad Godesberg, 28-30 November 1967.
German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany).
One reason given for the failure of the large-scale efforts in the decade 1955-1965 to increase significantly the rate of economic and technological growth in the "developing" countries of the world has been insufficient utilization of existing information essential to this development. Motivated by this belief and the opinion that this non-usage of existing intellectual resources is due to the lack of adequate documentation services, both in the developing countries and in the subject area of development information, the Symposium on Documentation Planning in Developing Countries convened to study this problem. Papers were presented on the following topics: "The Role of the Institutions of Developing Countries in the Planning, Organization and Development of Documentation";"National Library and National Bibliography"; "Library Development in Nigeria"; "Documentation Centres at Scientific Institutions in Developing Countries"; "Agriculture, Research and Development Institutes, Associations"; "Policy Planning for Technical Information in Industry"; "Training of Documentalists in Developing Countries"; "The Problems of Documentation in Developing Countries"; "The Role of the State and of the Government Agencies in Developing Countries"; and "The Role of a National Information Clearinghouse for Development Aid". On the basis of the papers presented and ensuing discussions twelve recommendations were made. (JN)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Conferences, Developing Nations, Documentation, Industrialization, Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Utilization, National Libraries, Problems, Professional Training, Technical Assistance, Translation
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Sponsor: International Federation for Documentation, The Hague (Netherlands).; German Society for Documentation, Frankfurt (West Germany).
Authoring Institution: German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany).