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Title: Documentation in perspective (Documentation in many lands,9)
Authors: Neelameghan, A
Issue Date: Sep-1963
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Reviews Documentation and its facets Lays bare the misconception sometime current, that library science and documentation are disciplines exclusive of each other. Traces briefly the history of document bibliography, analyses the apparent schism between the two professions towards the end of the nineteenth century, and indicates their present identity of objectives in serving the scholar. Documentation is viewed as a result and as a necessary product of social pressure. It is a necessary concomitant to the division of labour between the users of documents and the library profession. The training of documentalists, - where, in what manner, and to how many in the country – is discussed. Points out that in recent years there has been a rethinking on the capabilities of mechanized document retrieval, and "that the organization of the thought contents of documents in a helpful filiatory sequence is an intellectual process not amenable to automation within economic limits. Standards of terminology and other standards of interest to documentalists are mentioned. The development of documentation in India and its present practice in Insdoc are reviewed. Discusses the suggested plan for the expansion of documentation work, service, and research in India in particular and the world in general. Concludes with an evaluation of the symposium as a contribution to the literature on documentation.
Page(s): 161-174
Appears in Collections:ALIS Vol.10(3-4) [September-December 1963]

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