ERIC Number: ED260724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
Background Study and Proposals for Development of Information Provision in Science and Technology in Ethiopia. Stockholm Papers in Library and Information Science.
Schwarz, Stephan; Winkel, Annette
Provision of information for research and development in science and technology in Ethiopia was studied by 50 participants in a seminar on evaluation and analysis of a national information policy and plan. Policy makers and planners, users, producers and suppliers of information, information specialists, and representatives of Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and SAREC (Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries), worked together to: assess the size and structure of the user community for scientific and technical literature on the postsecondary education and research and development level; review the present system for information provision in science and technology at this level; and propose measures for improvement of this information provision. Following a general discussion of these objectives and an examination of the Addis Ababa University system of information provision, a number of suggestions are presented which include: organizational rationalizations; the potential use of microcomputers for certain operations; facilities and agreements for more effective sharing of locally available resources; development of a National Science and Technology Information and Documentation Center at ESTC (Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission); a bilateral cooperation program for computerized information retrieval and back-up of photocopies for documents not locally available; and a component of literature provision for undergraduate studies in science and technology. (THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Developing Nations, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Library Collection Development, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Planning, Microcomputers, Regional Planning, Research and Development, Scientific and Technical Information
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden). Library.
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia