Selective Dissemination of Information

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Selective Dissemination of Information

(SDI) (From Library Science) SDI is a current awareness system which alerts you to the latest publications in your specified field(s) of interest.

A user registers at such a system with keywords representing his or her fields of interest, called a search profile. When new publications matching the search profile appear, the system informs the user of them instantly, periodically or upon request. Some systems may also be able to inform the user if changes in already notified publications occur.

Health Science Library SDI. FIZ Karlsruhe Scientific Service Institution.
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From the findings of this study, it was discovered that the university library was not rendering adequate Internet services, E-mail services, selective dissemination of information (SDI) and online public access catalogue (OPAC), as a result, the lecturers were not satisfied with their library.
This is often difficult for the traditional manager who has been exercising control by the selective dissemination of information and doling out information on a need-to-know basis.
Moreover selective dissemination of information (SDI) is lacking in the libraries and the little information available is not packaged to suit the local situation.
In the 1960s, when I managed one of the earliest selective dissemination of information (SDI) systems for 600 NASA scientists, engineers, and contractors, we found that some individuals happily tolerated lots of "garbage" to make sure they received everything they really needed.
The services provided by these libraries include: lending, reference, literature search, selective dissemination of information, referral, document delivery, current awareness, training, information outreach, photocopying, bibliographic, retrospective computer search, information repackaging, interlibrary loan, abstracting & indexing, book binding, etc.
They found that taking advantage of selective dissemination of information (SDI) services helped the scientists' efficiency in high scatter fields and actually reduced efficiency for those in low scatter fields.
Libraries can also disseminate information on NEPAD through lectures, Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI), notice boards, posters, displays, cuttings, seminars (published in print media).
The Chameleon iPortal differs from the Chameleon Gateway in that it provides enhanced methods of searching, including thesaurus searches, selective dissemination of information (SDI), and extended bibliographic services (XBS) for pinpointing specific bibliographic records within a catalog.

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