ERIC Number: ED060874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Assignment Report on Library Banks in Health Institution in Indonesia (Draft).
The medical library needs of Indonesia were surveyed and recommendations for improving the existing situation are made based on the results of the survey. The survey indicates that: (1) the library collections are out of date and inadequate, (2) there is a need for more and better trained medical librarians and library assistants; (3) there is no modern circulation system for charging out books, (4) generally there is no good coordinated library service between the medical schools and the teaching hospitals and (5) many of the institutions surveyed have no library facilities at all. It is recommended that a Library Development Committee be appointed under the Ministry of Health and that this committee start working out a Master Plan at once. It is further recommended that two library administrators be sent abroad to see: (1) how the modern medical library is organized and managed, (2) how the modern medical library is used for education, research and clinics and (3) how library technology is developing to meet the daily needs. It is highly recommended that the publication and library routine work be mechanized. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Djakarta (Indonesia). Regional Office for South-east Asia.
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia