ERIC Number: ED059728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-11
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CLADES and a Future Information and Documentation Network for Latin America.
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, New York, NY. Latin American Centre for Economic and Social Documentation (CLADES).
The developing countries and international agencies which possess limited human, financial and technical resources cannot hope to solve the information problems by methods similar to those of the more affluent countries. For them the solution probably lies in the establishment of co-ordinating centers for information and documentation at the national level, which would set up internal networks formed by the documentation centers and libraries existing in each country. These would be interconnected in a regional network, linked in its turn to the world network. The result would be the creation of channels for rapid flows of information, by virtue of which the adoption of political, economic and social decisions, both at the national and at the regional and subregional levels, could be properly based on a solid groundwork of data. From a practical point of view, it might be a good idea in Latin America's case to organize two networks: one specializing in economic and social information and another specializing in the fields of science and technology. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: United Nations Economic and Social Council, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, New York, NY. Latin American Centre for Economic and Social Documentation (CLADES).