ERIC Number: ED260726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Support for a National Research Information Service in Tanzania. Stockholm Papers in Library and Information Science.
Schwarz, Stephan; Winkel, Annette
This report briefly reviews the current situation in Tanzania with respect to scientific and technical (S&T) information provision at the research and development (R&D) level, and formulates proposals to revive a workable situation for the R&D community. A presentation of the objectives of a mission to Dar es Salaam is followed by a discussion of TANRIS (Tanzania National Research Information Service) and its 1977 mandate in scientific and technical provision. A section on "Sources of Information Provision: The User Community" focuses on the University Library of Dar es Salaam, its faculties of engineering and science, information needs at the undergraduate level, and the public library sector. Finally, a series of proposals for strengthening scientific and technical information provision in Tanzania are outlined, including: a textbook provision program should be set up; continuity of approximately 500 journals in S&T in the University Library of Dar es Salaam should be secured; continuity of the most important abstract and index journals should be secured; and a current awareness service should be established as a bilateral project with Scandinavian libraries of technology, and the service should be offered to all on-going R&D projects in S&T. Nine references are included. (THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden). Library.
Identifiers - Location: Tanzania