ERIC Number: ED241031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Evaluation Meeting on the Caribbean Information System (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, July 6-8, 1983).
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, Port-of-Spain (Trinadad). Caribbean Documentation Centre.
This publication outlines the activities and impact of the Caribbean Information System for Economic and Social Planning (CARISPLAN), as reported by representatives of 16 Caribbean nations and various regional organizations. A copy of the meeting agenda and other introductory material are followed by brief summaries of reports from representatives of the Caribbean Documentation Centre (CDC), Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, the Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. CARISPLAN technical aspects and services, the CARISPLAN Abstracts, the CDC Current Awareness Bulletin, and two CARISPLAN databases are also briefly evaluated. Recommendations developed during the meeting are listed, covering CARISPLAN input procedures, document deposit, database scope, abstracting and indexing for CARISPLAN, CDC training, the production and format of CARISPLAN Abstracts, CARISPLAN computerization, the impact of CARISPLAN upon users, the distribution of CARISPLAN abstracts, abstracting languages, services available from the system, and CDC document delivery. Appendices present a list of meeting participants, a copy of the opening address by Anthony Jacelon of Trinidad and Tobago, and a list of documents arising from the meeting. (ESR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, Port-of-Spain (Trinadad). Caribbean Documentation Centre.