Beverly P. LynchGraduate School of Library and Information Science UCLA 101 GSLIS Building
Library Research for Social Development in Cuba
The development of library research in Cuba during the last 15 years is presented. The results of a research programme assumed by the National Library, as the most outstanding centre of the country f or research on library science, is explained. The relationship of the results with professional, cultural, scientific and social achievements are recognized as examples of the role of library researc h in social development.
Which Institutions Are Supporting Librarianship in Developing Countries?
The project to create a database/guide of institutions supporting librarianship in developing countries has been undertaken in order to meet the demand for information about funding organizations wit hin this specific area. The guide will contain information about institutions and agencies which support librarianship in a wider scope in developing countries, their geographical and action areas, t heir principles and criteria for granting funds. This study concentrates on the agencies in the Nordic countries, other countries with major cooperation programmes in the cultural and information fie lds (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, and the USA) and intergovernmental and international organizations. A spin-off of this project is a valuable document collection a nd new contacts for IFLA and the production of a publication on the sources of information.
Información desarrollo y democracia en América Latina: el trabajo de documentación, de Información y de comunicación de las Org. No Gubern. de desarrollo de Am&e acute;rica Latina
Diffusion des résultats de la recherche en sciences de l'information dans trois revue québécoises
This study presents a content analysis of three information science journals published in Quebec: Archives (1960-1990/91), Argus (1971/72-1990) and Documentation et bibliothè ques (1973-1990) in order to find out the number and proportion of research texts that have been published during the periods considered, i.e., articles of three pages or more, and abstracts of Ph.D. dissertations and MA theses. In this study the accepted indicator of a research text is the mention of research method(s) used. The other categories of texts considered are literature reviews a nd other types of texts (information, opinion). The proportion of research texts has been found to be the following, in number of texts and in number of pages: Documentation et bibliothèque s: 18% and 12.28%; Argus: 15.4% and 10.43%; Archives: 7.4% and 7.67%. Other points considered for research articles are research topics; mean number of pages of references and o f notes; number of authors per text; authorship for each journal and for the three together; and research methods employed. The results obtained are compared to those of similar studies.