ERIC Number: ED377878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for the Training of Engineers in Specialized Information Management.
As part of its General Information Programme, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has for many years concerned itself with training in the use of information by preparing guides and organizing meetings and seminars on the subject. There are now an enormous number of specialized information users whose working methods and documentation needs vary significantly according to their training and professional practices. At the same time, information sources and retrieval methods are geared to the history and structure of the various disciplines and the information they generate. It has therefore become necessary to set out guidelines which are relevant to different areas of specialization. The guidelines for information management for engineers in this document have been set out in two parts: Part One, "Training engineering students in information management: why and how," is a statement of the basic principles and practices of information management; and Part Two, "Examples, experiences and personal accounts as a basis for devising and setting up information management training schemes," is a sample of training schemes in 42 countries and provides an illustration of the principles in Part One. A select bibliography of 92 titles and a list of contributors organized by name, profession, and country are included. (JLB)
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Management, Information Retrieval, Information Systems, Information Technology, Training Methods, User Needs (Information)
Division of the General Information Programme, UNESCO, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). General Information Programme.
Identifiers - Location: France; United States