ERIC Number: ED249995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Scientific and Technological Information in Transactional Files in Government Records and Archives: A RAMP Study.
Wimalaratne, K. D. G.
This long-term Records and Archives Administration Programme (RAMP) study is designed to assist archivists, records managers, and information specialists in identifying for current use and possible archival selection those transactional or case files that contain scientific and technical information (STI), particularly in those instances where that information is not the main subject of the file. The study is confined to manual records systems, chiefly of a registry type, and should be most useful in developing countries that still employ such recordkeeping systems. Topics covered include: the importance of STI for development; responsibilities of government in identifying government agencies producing STI and the transfer of such information to an agency or agencies dealing with STI; identification of primary and secondary STI records in government offices; methodology to retrieve and disseminate STI in current files or records; access to STI in current files; access to STI in records deposited in record centers; appraisal and disposal of STI files deposited in record centers; transfer of STI records to the national archives; arrangement and description of STI files records in archives; a content indexing system for retrieval of STI in archives; and access to STI records in archives. Sample engineering and chemical vocabularies developed for content indexing, a 91-item select bibliography, and a 33-item bibliography of RAMP and related documents are included. (THC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). General Information Programme.
Authoring Institution: International Council on Archives, Paris (France).