ERIC Number: ED260725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Model for S&T Information Provision to Small R&D Systems in Developing Countries with Case Studies in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Stockholm Papers in Library and Information Science.
Winkel, Annette; Schwarz, Stephan
By carefully considering the special characteristics of two small African scientific and technical (S&T) information systems for research and development (R&D), this report defines a simple and straightforward model which can be easily implemented in similar situations with a minimum of external support. The model is designed to build up a local (I&D) competency and to broaden the interface between local R&D activities in Africa and international advances. Following an introduction, the report is divided into five sections: (1) General Problems of Information Provision in Small Systems; (2) The User Community for Science and Technology Information; (3) Science and Technology Information Provision: Present Sources and Organization; (4) Proposals for Strengthening Scientific and Technical Information Provision; and (5) Strategic Issues. A four-item bibliography is included. (THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Developing Nations, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Systems, International Organizations, Library Cooperation, Models, Program Descriptions, Public Agencies, Research and Development, Scientific and Technical Information
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden). Library.
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia; Tanzania