Changing Roles of NGOs in the Creation, Storage, and Dissemination of Information in Developing Countries: IFLA Publications 123

  • Volume 123
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  • ISBN-10: 3598440243
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440243
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 146 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released March 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are growing exponentially. In 1993, the Yearbook of International Organizations listed 16,000 internationally recognized NGOs. By 2004, this number was 63,000. With this increase comes a staggering growth in the activities and intellectual output of NGOs working on a local and international level. As the mission of both libraries and NGOs increasingly intersect, these organizations must collaborate to provide essential services that revolve around the creation, dissemination, and storage of information.

This volume's eight essays focus on collaborative work between NGOs and libraries in the study and resolution of global issues ranging from AIDS to food security, and social transformation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Warning Voice—NGOs and Information.
2: The Permanence of Smoke: A Challenge to Research Libraries to Showcase and Preserve the Work of NGOs Serving Developing Countries.
3: Working in Partnership to Build Knowledge Societies.
4: Information for Action: The Approach Used by NGOs to Foster and Strengthen Civic Life: A Case Study from Argentina.
5: NGOs and the Egyptian Information Society: New Partnerships, New Roles.
6: NGOs, ICTs and Information Dissemination in Asia and Oceania.
7: The NGO Response to HIV/AIDs Information Provision in Zambia.
8: Information System for NGO Libraries in Pakistan: A Proposed Model for Organizing the Grey Literature.