The first International Conference on Education for Scientific Information work was held at Queen Elizabeth College, London, from 3rd to 7th April 1967. It was organized by Aslib, the Institute of Information Scientists and OSTI, on behalf of the FID. Fifty‐six delegates from sixteen countries, most of them representing organizations actually engaged in training scientific information workers, attended the conference. Thirty‐three papers had been prepared and preprinted, and formed the basis of the discussions at the sessions. The discussions, which were at a high level, showed that there were many problems common to all countries. A number of subjects for action and discussion were passed on to the Training Committee of the FID, which met on the day after the conference. Interest was shown in developing a basic core curriculum, which could be adapted to local circumstances in each country. Several delegates expressed an opinion that not enough attention had been paid in the past to the needs of the small organization and the small country. There was some discussion of the need for clearing‐houses for audio‐visual materials and other teaching aids, both on the national and international levels. There was great interest in the idea of a high‐level international seminar for people from the smaller and less‐developed countries, who would go back to their own countries and train teachers of information work. A seminar on these lines may be organized in Western Germany late in 1967. The proceedings of the conference will be published by the FID, probably in September 1967.
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