This book is an outcome of the conference on "The Organization and Retrieval of Economic Knowledge" held in Kiel, West Germany. It focuses on the technology of the library industry and its uses for economic research and the economics of the economics library industry and its implication.
Table of Contents
List of Participants -- Introduction -- The Technology of the Library Industry and Its Use for Economic Research -- The Use of Libraries by Economists: A Personal View -- Computerised Approaches to the Literature of Economics: from ISIS to DEVSIS -- National Economic Information Systems for Developed Economies -- The Organization of Quantitative Data in Brazil -- The Economics of the Economics Library Industry and Its Implications -- The Effectiveness of Secondary Information Systems in Economics and Industry -- The High Cost of Information and Some Approaches to Its Acquisition -- Interlocking Catalogues -- Organizing an Inter-Library Network: The State University of New York Approach -- Economics of Computerized Library Networks -- The Changing Modes of Data in Recent Research -- Information Needs of Researchers and their Implications for the Library Industry -- Developments in National Accounts -- The Usefulness of Microdata and some Strategies for the Storing, Using, and Disposing of it -- Library Policies for Research in Monetary Economics -- Development of Fiscal Economics during the Decade 1975–85 -- Information Needs in Regional Economies -- Information Needs and Data Requirements for International Economic Research -- Data Needs in Development Economics -- Information Needs for Agricultural Development, Policy and Planning -- Competition versus Planned Specialization in the Development of Resources for Research in Industrial Organization -- Some Information about Technological Progress and Economic Growth -- The Relevance of Recent Trends in Economic History to the Information Needs of Research Workers in the Field -- The Information Needs of Economic Researchers in the Field of Comparative Economic Systems* -- Data in the Planned Economy of the USSR -- The History of Economic Thought and Analysis; Organization and Retrieval of its Content -- The Nature of Economics and Its Implications for the Organization of Economic Knowledge -- Economics and Contiguous Disciplines -- Methodologies of Economics
The late Mark Perlman, formerly Professor of Economics, Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh, US.