Expanding Access to Science and Technology: The Role of Information Technologies

Overview
  • Edited Ines Wesley-Tanaskovic, Jacques Tocatlian and Kenneth H. Roberts

    08443
    PUBLICATION DATA:
    ISBN-10: 92-808-0844-3,
    ISBN-13: 978-92-808-0844-5
    LANGUAGE:
    English
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University Press
    PUBLISHED:
    March 1994

    Access to scientific information is crucial to continued scientific advance and to technological progress. After discussion of the diversity of information requirements, this paper takes up mechanisms for the organization of data. The importance and advantages of computer and telecommunications technology in access to scientific data are described, and a brief overview is given of the availability of numerical and factual databases in different areas of science. The paper concludes with a consideration of data as an international commodity and of prospects for future developments.