A national scientific and technical information system for Canada

DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1145/1499586.1499649
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Proceedings titleAFIPS '73 Proceedings of the June 4-8, 1973, National Computer Conference and Exposition
ConferenceAFIPS National Computer Conference and Exposition, June 4-8, 1973, New York, New York, USA
Pages215–; # of pages: 1
AbstractCanada is in the process of developing a national scientific and technical information (STI) system. It is designed to ensure that scientists, researchers, engineers, industrialists and managers have ready access to any scientific or technical information or publication required in their day-to-day work. In 1970 impetus was given the program when the National Research Council (NRC) was assigned formal responsibility for planning and development, with the National Science Library (NSL) serving as the focal point or coordinating agency for local STI services. During the last two years, emphasis has been placed on the strengthening of two existing networks---a network of 230 libraries linked to the NSL by the "Union List of Scientific Serials in Canadian Libraries"---the CAN/SDI network, a national current awareness service at present using 12 data bases, and linked to the NSL by 350 Search Editors located in all parts of Canada. This service is being expanded to provide remote access to the CAN/SDI data bases by an interactive on-line system. In recent months, steps have been taken to establish regional referral centres and link into the system little used pockets of subject expertise and specialized STI resources.
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