Scientific Information can be an Under-Used Commodity: The Mexican Case

Lau, Jesús Scientific Information can be an Under-Used Commodity: The Mexican Case., 1994 . In 60th International IFLA Conference, Havana, Cuba, August 21-29, 1994. [Conference paper]

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Scientific and technical information (S&T) is a must for the development of any country. However, S&T information is not an easy product to digest for countries which lack scientific development. The main limitations are social barriers, such as the lack of a research culture, poor reading habits, a low level of education and poor information dissemination infra-structure. These factors inhibit S&T information use more than the economic ones in middle income countries. This paper discusses the social barriers that limit S&T information use in Mexico. Among such barriers are: nationalism, oral culture, and the non-research oriented educational system.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Information, Development, Mexico
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education.
Depositing user: Jesus Lau
Date deposited: 10 Aug 2013 19:35
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:26


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