ERIC Number: ED205174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Guide for the Establishment and Evaluation of Services for Selective Dissemination of Information.
This guide describes the components of a selective dissemination of information (SDI) service which is designed to give developing countries access to international sources of bibliographic information and provides guidelines for the establishment and evaluation of this type of service. It defines the main features of a computerized documentation system, describes the CDS/ISIS and CAN/SDI software packages which Unesco makes available to member states, and explains the governing principles for system use and evaluation. Lastly, it charts the place of SDI services in the development of a national documentation infrastructure with emphasis on developing nations. Appendices include the results of the evaluation of SDI services in India and Argentina, developed with Unesco's assistance, and the evaluative questionnaires used. Also provided are 13 references specific to the guide and a subject bibliography of 57 references to the literature of information retrieval, networks, evaluation of computerized information services, selective dissemination of information, and statistics. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: This is a revision of PGI-78/WS/22. Legibility varies.