Active vs Passive Documentation
Active documentation is an activity done
inside the library.
Passive documentation is a service which
is done in the presence of the user.
Active documentation is a set of activities
for the analysis of literature.
Passive documentation is for the search
and location of information and the final provision of the information.
The essential characteristic of active
documentation is that they are carried out in anticipation of demand.
The essential characteristic of passive
documentation is that they are carried out in response to specific request.
It is necessary for the study and
development of any subject.
It has no such value.
It is used in the area of abstract
service, indexing service, translation service, subject bibliographies, union
catalogue, CAS, SDI service etc.
is used in the area of location of document, document procurement,
location of translations etc.
Also named as documentation work.
Also named as documentation service.