National Information Resources for Social Sciences in India: Mobilisation Dispersal and International Enhancement

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  • Author :S.P. Agrawal
  • Year of Publication :1992
  • ISBN: :9788170224297
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 191
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Library Sciences, Sociology

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About the Book :

The importance of linking information and the people to harness the power of information to meet the basic needs of the people, can hardly be over-emphasised. Quite naturally, developing countries have first of all to organize their information resources properly to make them useful to potential users. This present book in CICIL series presents a detailed picture of the national information resources in Social Sciences in India The resources have been categorised into (i) Content (Specialised) resources which include Indian periodicals, Dissertations and Government Publications, (ii) Human resources, and (iii) Institutional resources. In the context of human resources, extensive linking of would be professionals with those at decision making level to produce better results in the mobilisation of information resources is strongly pleaded. A notable feature of the book is that it makes out a case for setting up three apex national bodies which would make every endeavour to co-ordinate the activities and obtain the co-operation of individual information centres within a determined framework. It is hoped that this CICIL publication will profit Administrators, Information Scientists, Intellectuals, Library Professionals and Social Scientists alike to get close to the development and growth of National Information Resources for Social Sciences in India.

About Author :

S.P. Agrawal (b. 1929) was Director, National Social Science Documentation Centre, ICSSR, and Member Secretary, Indian Association of Social Science Institutions. He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Asia and Pacific Information Network in Social Sciences (APINESS). In 1988 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Honoris Causa) by International University Foundation. Presently, he is Member, Round Table on Research in Reading, IFLA, and Member, International Committee for Social Science Information and Documentation. He is also Member of Board of Studies of National Archives of India and Hindi Advisory Committee, Ministry of Coal, Government of India. Born and brought up in the cradle of freedom movement which he joined at the tender age of twelve, he gained an insight into political problems and 'developed a sense of responsibility which bore fruit as an information scientist committed to Gandhiji's philosophy and action-plan in the field and its social concept. He. has written extensively on various aspects of education, Indian Polity and library and information science.