Functions of documentation and information centres, Other Management

FUNCTIONS OF DOCUMENTATION AND  INFORMATION CENTRES:

In general, a documentation or an, information centre brings to the attention of specialist users the current as well as retrospective literature/information of value to them; sieves through the information sources and indicates with a high degree of precision the right kind of information, makes exhaustive searches of literature so as not to miss any worthwhile information and provides documentation and information services on demand and in anticipation. However, the functions that are assigned to it would vary from one documentation centre to another. For example, a local documentation/information centre has the sole function of providing information services for supporting the programmes and activities of its own institution. It would collect and provide information in so far as it is concerned with the actual work in progress in the institution. Towards this end, the local documentation/ information centre may select and acquire worthwhile materials, organise them for use and serve them to the users both in anticipation of and against specific requests. A national documentation centre, on the other hand, may assume the responsibility for those activities which are beyond the means of local documentation/information centres. The national documentation centre offers service at the national level to all the users in a country. To sum up, a documentation/information centre performs major functions such as collection, processing, storage, retrieval, publication or reproduction and dissemination of information.  

Posted Date: 10/23/2012 8:43:38 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Functions of documentation and information centres, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Functions of documentation and information centres, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Functions of documentation and information centres Discussions

Write discussion on Functions of documentation and information centres
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
QUESTION 1 (a) Based on the Strategic Implementation Framework, discuss the various factors that should be considered when implementing a strategic plan. (b) What are the ma

Problem 1 Explain how the magic bullet theory two step flow theory and uses and gratifications theory differ in explaining how the mass media influence their audience. Pro

QUESTION 1 A restaurant has experienced a sudden increase in customer complaints and as a consequence the restaurant has been losing customers and orders. The quality manager w

A ligning Mergers and Acquisitions with Corporate Strategy In the previous section we learnt about the motives for acquisition. In this section, we will learn how to align Mer

Problem: a) Authentication is the mechanism whereby a system securely identifies their users. Authentication system provides answers to the following questions: - Who is t

Explain the use of Hani Raafat risk calculator as a semi quantitative tool for assessment of risk

Sequence Arrangement: Distribution of library materials in the library may be based on any one or more of the following features. Access Consideration : The library may d

Factors Driving Contracting  In this section let us try to analyse the factors which drive contracting decisions. Here, the buy mode is referred as contracting, subcontracting

is it a good process if the human resource management adapt the long selection process to recruit the employer

Perfect binding: The need to find a less expensive process for binding paperbacks led to the development of the 'perfect binding' - Considered as the most imperfect. This subs