ERIC Number: ED314051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Information Poverty: A Third World Perspective.
Dubey, Yogendra P.
This paper discusses problems with information systems and services, particularly those relating to information on science and technology, in third world countries: (1) problems in collection development; (2) financial problems, including legal and political constraints; (3) a low degree of scientific literacy; (4) communication barriers; (5) lack of widespread awareness of the importance of information; (6) absence of a national bibliographic control system; and (7) obstacles to access and use of online databases. A framework for improving information services by developing information as a productive component of industry is presented. This framework calls for development of computer and telecommunication technology and stresses the importance of the involvement of the governments of third world countries in the planning and funding processes. Twenty references are listed. (MES)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A