ERIC Number: ED119657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Review of National Scientific and Technical Information Policy; Ireland.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) studied scientific and technical information (STI) policy in Ireland preliminary to proposing a coordinated nationwide policy. Following a brief analysis of the general demographic and economic situation in Ireland, the OECD examiners defined the major STI achievements in the areas of access to documents and information dissemination services. They found that, in the absence of a coordinated national policy, individual industrial firms and government agencies set their own policies. A national STI policy was found to be particularly needed for industrial development, science, education, and social development. The responsibilities of the government in establishing the STI policy were developed, and the content of such policies was proposed for the library, information and documentation service, and national government levels. The organization of boards and committees to implement the proposals was also outlined. A meeting between the OECD examiners and Irish officials, set up to discuss the policy proposals, centered around discussions of access to documents; information services to industry; and elements, substance, and institutional arrangements of a national information policy. (LS)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Documentation, Information Dissemination, Information Science, Information Services, International Organizations, Libraries, National Programs, Policy, Policy Formation, Sciences, Technology
OECD Publications Center, Suite 1207, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Ireland