Management of scientific information for agricultural research in Mauritius

Ng kee Kwong, R. and Ballantyne, P. (1992) Management of scientific information for agricultural research in Mauritius. Documentation. ISNAR, The Hague, Netherlands.

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This case study discusses the approaches ties play an important role among scientists, used by the agricultural research system of especially in the sugar industry where they Mauritius to obtain and manage scientific are a major linking mechanism with research information. Information access is reviewed In elsewhere in the world. Participation in rerelation to the demand for information by the search networks Is limited but will Increase ai rcsearch system, the sources of information the research system builds stronger contacts that it has access to, and the mechanisms with the international agricultural research used to actually obtain and manage the infor-system and othernational agricultural rcmatlon. The most significant characteristic of search systems. The study Illustrates the difdemand is the overwhelming importance of flculties that evena small country faces in the sugar crop to the national economy, the trying to develop a coordinated information desire to make the industry more efficient, and system from a group of disparate units with the need to diversify the agricultural sector differing objectives and clientele, and littlewithout prejudicing sugarproduction. Librar-experience with working together. Other isles and information centers are the dominant sues raised by the case study include theformal mechanisms that are used to acquire Importance oforganlzational status ad manand manage scientific inforniation. These agement support to an information unit, tht, have developed In relative Isolation from each need for appropriate information technoloother and examples of joint activities and gies, thedifficulties posed when research projactive collaboration are rare. In addition, pro-ect information systems are lacking, and thefessional and technical associations or socle-need 'or well-trained information personnel

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural research; Information services; management; Mauritius, RP8372
Subjects: Social Sciences > Agricultural Economics
Social Sciences > Management
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Daneti Raju
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 09:20
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 09:20

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