ERIC Number: ED229012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Management of Information Resources at the National Level. Main Issues Discussed at the UNISIST Meeting on the Planning and Implementing of National Information Activities in Science and Technology. (2nd, Friedrichsdorf, Federal Republic of Germany, September 26-30, 1977).
This report summarizes the background and purpose of the Friedrichsdorf, West Germany UNISIST meeting and describes the principal issues which emerged from the papers presented and the accompanying discussion. Topics of discussion reported include: (1) the availability of information resources at the national level, particularly concerns of document delivery and information transfer; (2) expansion of the scope of the scientific and technological information universe to include unpublished report literature, numeric databases, and other nonconventional sources of information, as well as the extension of the UNISIST concept into more fields of knowledge than science and technology; (3) accommodation to rapid technological change in computers, computer networks, online searching, and other technologies; and (4) the interdependence of and the need for cooperation between national information systems. Background details on the 1976 UNISIST meeting and interim developments are also provided. Annexes comprise comments by the meeting rapporteur on the significance and accomplishments of the UNISIST program and a list of meeting participants, consultants, representatives, observers, and conference staff and UNESCO personnel in attendance. (ESR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Sources, Information Systems, Information Utilization, International Organizations, International Programs, National Organizations, National Programs, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).