ERIC Number: ED272158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Scientific and Technological Information for Development. Proceedings of the Ad-hoc Panel of Experts on Information Systems for Science and Technology for Development (Rome, Italy, January 21-25, 1985).
United Nations, New York, NY.
The report of the ad-hoc panel and the 25 papers in these proceedings cover a wide spectrum of issues and perspectives relating to information systems, services, and networks at both the national and international levels. The first part of this six-part volume presents the panel's report, which reviews the history of the panel and its purpose and summarizes its considerations of concepts and issues; the existing situation and needs of national information systems; the impact of trends in information collection, processing, and dissemination; the nature of information requirements; and international linkages and the establishment of a global information network. The second part includes three papers on concepts and issues, terminology definitions, and an overview of issues relating to a United Nations global referral network. The 11 papers in the third section provide a broad view of the status of scientific and technical information activities in developing countries and descriptions of national and regional experiences in Egypt, Jamaica, India, Hungary, Honduras, the Socialist Republic of Romania, Kuwait, Ghana, Mexico, and Africa. Part 4 includes four papers which examine problems and trends, including constraints on the flow of scientific and technological information, availability of U.S. public and private databases and services in developing countries, development of an information infrastructure, and low-cost satellite communications. The fifth part includes two papers: one on priorities in a global network and the other on problems and prospects of networking in technological information in Asia and the Pacific. The final part provides five descriptions of experiences of the organizations of the United Nations system and other institutions. Lists of panel participants and abbreviations are appended. (THC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations, New York, NY.