ERIC Number: ED127972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Function and Organization of a National Documentation Centre in a Developing Country.
Discussions and recommendations for developing national documentation centers (library and information services) in developing nations are provided as a result of a study conducted by the International Federation for Documentation (FID) Committee for Developing Countries (FID/DC) and commissioned by Unesco. The ten facets studied include: (1) the role of the state in national documentation, information, and library systems; (2) tasks and functions of a national documentation center (NDC); (3) the NDC's principal activities; (4) documentation and information techniques; (5) financing; (6) the NDC specialized library--coordination and cooperative activities; (7) personnel training and qualifications and public relations; (8) international cooperation; (9) development of central information institutes and data banks; and (10) NDC structure. A total of 33 recommendations are made in these areas. Extensive appendixes contain legislation, charts, guidelines, forms, samples, standards, and specialized information. (LS)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Developing Nations, Documentation, Financial Support, Information Centers, Information Retrieval, Information Science, Information Storage, Information Systems, International Programs, Library Administration, Library Cooperation, Library Education, Library Planning, Library Role, Library Technical Processes, National Libraries, Personnel, Public Relations
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: Documentation, Libraries and Archives: Studies and Research No. 7; Prepared by the International Federation for Documentation Committee for Developing Countries (FID/DC)