ERIC Number: ED163897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Progress in UNISIST Activity: The First Three Years of the UNISIST Programme in Australia, 1974-77. Network Study No. 8.
National Library of Australia, Canberra.
This paper reprints the Australian report to UNISIST, the World Science Information System, whose objective is the development of national, regional, and international scientific, technological, industrial, and agricultural information policies, infrastructures, and services. It represents a full statement of the National Library's services and roles relating to UNISIST, which include: (1) designation as the Australian focal point for UNISIST; (2) appointment of a scientific and technological services enquiry committee examining the problems of dissemination and access; (3) appointment of advisory committees to help identify nationwide needs and encourage voluntary cooperation between all elements in the national library-based information system; (4) designation of over $1 million to undertake feasibility studies for the establishment of ALBIS (Australian Library-Based Information System); and (5) issuance of further specialized reports on the need for library and information services. UNISIST and all other operational activities of the National Library receive advice from an advisory committee that links government and non-government bodies and ensures that national services respond to national needs. Services offered in fulfillment of nationwide needs include access to overseas data bases, cooperation in the development of library science within Australia, and regional library cooperation. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Australia, Canberra.
Identifiers - Location: Australia