ERIC Number: ED230429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Inventory of Data Sources in Science and Technology. A Preliminary Survey.
International Council of Scientific Unions, Paris (France).
Provided in this inventory are sources of numerical or factual data in selected fields of basic science and applied science/technology. The objective of the inventory is to provide organizations and individuals (scientists, engineers, and information specialists), particularly those in developing countries, with basic data sources relevant to their scientific or technological problems. The inventory is divided into seven sections: renewable energy sources; fertilizers; hydrological sciences and water resources; nutrition; pesticides; soil science; and science/technology (in general). Each section includes a discussion of scope and extent of sources surveyed, a list of institutions (data centers and referral centers) by country, and a list of published data sources (including compilations and guides which assist in locating data). Institutional entries include: name/nature of institution; director; center's purpose; parent/sponsoring bodies; description of data covered, including general areas of application (basic/applied science or technology), specific areas of application (specific keywords describing data covered by the center), and origin of data (whether data is collected and/or produced by the center); means of data dissemination; dissemination language(s); and center services. A general alphabetical index of institutions, an index of centers listed alphabetically by country, an alphabetical index of persons, and an alphabetical subject index are included in the appendices. (JN)
Descriptors: Data, Databases, Developing Nations, Energy, Environmental Education, Fertilizers, Foreign Countries, Information Centers, Information Services, Nutrition, Pesticides, Physical Environment, Sciences, Soil Conservation, Technology, Water Resources
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Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: International Council of Scientific Unions, Paris (France).
Note: Prepared by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology.