Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Abstract

In 1971 the Council of Ministers of the European Communities launched a programme of cooperation between the Member States in the field of scientific and technical information. On the basis of this initiative the Commission of the European Communities prepared an action plan for information and documentation in consultation with the committee for Information and Documentation of Science and Technology (CIDST). One important objective of this action plan was to facilitate the exchange of data between information systems, thus significantly improving user information, by developing and using suitable monolingual and multilingual retrieval aids, in particular thesauri. In accordance with this policy, the Commission decided to create a data base providing bibliographical and factual information on all the thesauri available in at least one of the official EC languages. This was designed to serve some very important user interests, namely: - the choice of a suitable retrieval instrument; - avoidance of duplication of work when compiling new thesauri; - the scientific study of thesauri as a basis for further development and harmonization. The Commission entrusted this project to the Gesellschaft fuer Information und Dokumentation mbH (GID) and after three years' work on the project GID has produced the present guide. The collected data will also be made available to the user in the form of a data bank.

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Authors: GID GID + GESELLSCHAFT FUER INFORMATION UND DOKUMENTATION MBH, FRANKFURT/M (GERMANY) CEC CEC LUXEMBOURG , GID + GESELLSCHAFT FUER INFORMATION UND DOKUMENTATION MBH, FRANKFURT/M (GERMANY);CEC LUXEMBOURG
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, L-2985 LUXEMBOURG, MENTIONING CATALOGUE NUMBER CD-38-83-596-7C-C, PRICE: BFR 3600
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