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ERIC Number: ED188613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Pages: 127
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Perception of the Needs for Scientific and Technical Information in Less Developed Countries.
Saracevic, Tefko
This review surveys the literature emanating from less developed countries (LDCs) and international agencies that deals with their perception of the needs of LDCs for scientific and technical information (STI) in relation to social and economic development. It explores five major areas: (1) recognition of STI as it is expressed through international and national STI systems and efforts; (2) availability of STI, including expression of needs for types of STI, selection and acquisition of STI literature, and awareness of STI resources in the United States; (3) accessibility of STI, including its intellectual organization, housing, dissemination, use of information technology, and building of networks; (4) utilization of STI, including use of STI systems, user education, user requirements, promotion, and marketing and evaluation; and (5) education and training of information professionals, including university and continuing education. The major findings and perceived obstacles are summarized in the concluding section. An appendix lists scientific and technical subjects covered by United Nations-related information systems and services. References are provided. (FM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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