ERIC Number: ED066314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Scientific and Technical Information for Developing Countries. A Report of an Ad Hoc Advisory Panel of the Board on Science and Technology for International Development.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
This report from an ad hoc advisory panel of the Board of Science and Technology for International Development attempts to provide an argument for the importance of systematic scientific and technical information transfer within the framework of the total technical assistance effort. It stresses the need for substantially greater activity and a higher level of priority in providing assistance in this field. Technical assistance addressed to this problem should aim at building and strengthening the "information infrastructure" of developing nations, to create viable information systems that are responsive to changing needs and which can continue to function effectively after the Agency for International Development (AID) assistance to these nations has ceased. The panel recommended 14 suitable action projects. These are presented in summary form. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Information Needs, Information Services, International Programs, Reports, Scientific Personnel, Technical Assistance
National Academy of Sciences, Office of the Foreign Secretary, 2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D. C. 20418 (Free while supplies last)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.