New information services on cassava
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CTA. 1994. New information services on cassava. Spore 54. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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For more than 15 years the Cassava Documentation Center of CIAT has systematically identified, compiled, processed and disseminated global literature on the crop which is the most important staple in many developing countries (see CTA Activities...
For more than 15 years the Cassava Documentation Center of CIAT has systematically identified, compiled, processed and disseminated global literature on the crop which is the most important staple in many developing countries (see CTA Activities this issue). This Documentation Center has now merged with the Information and Documentation Unit to provide more effective services at lower costs to cassava researchers. New resources include databases on CD-ROM, information network, and advanced telecommunications for rapid access to, and delivery of, information. The new services provided include a questions-andanswer service for data, directory information or referrals to other institutions; specialized searches in CIAT's Cassava database and international databases such as CAB Abstracts, AGRIS or Food science and technology abstracts. Search results can be sent to clients on paper or on disk. Also offered are short bibliographies on specific subjects of current interest as recommended by CIAT Cassava Programme staff, and an SDI service which helps researchers keep up-to-date in their areas of interest. Further services include Pages of contents which is a monthly generalized service of documentation on cassava. It reproduces the tables of contents of over 800 scientific and technical journals received in ClAT's Library which are then grouped by themes. A photocopy service for the Library's documents is also available. Public Services Section Information and Documentation Unit CIAT A A 6713 Cali COLOMBIA