NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED019103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep-21
Pages: 1
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
SELECTIVE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION IN PRACTICE, SURVEY OF OPERATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL SDI PROGRAMS.
DOWNIE, CURRIE S.; HOSHOVSKY, ALEXANDER G.
AN OVERVIEW OF THE OPERATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEMS ESTABLISHED FOR THE SELECTIVE DISSEMINATION OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION (SDI) IS PRESENTED. AN ATTEMPT HAS ALSO BEEN MADE TO IDENTIFY THE TRENDS WHICH MAY SHAPE THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SELECTIVE DISSEMINATION PROCEDURES. THE REPORT IS BASED IN PART ON THE EXISTING SDI LITERATURE AND IN PART ON THE RESULTS OF TWO RECENT SURVEYS. THE COMBINED RESULTS INDICATE THAT THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 45 SDI SYSTEMS IN VARIOUS STAGES OF OPERATION, SERVING AN APPROXIMATE POPULATION OF 30,000 USERS. THE LARGEST SYSTEM PROCESSES AS MANY AS 30,000 ENTRIES PER MONTH, WHILE THE SMALLEST RUNS NO MORE THAN 150. OPERATING COSTS ARE IN THE VICINITY OF $100 PER USER PER YEAR. THE USER SATISFACTION IS HIGH AND CORRELATES POSITIVELY WITH THE DEGREE OF LITERATURE COVERAGE. THERE SEEMS TO BE NO CORRELATION WITH THE PRECISION OF MATCHING. THE OBSERVABLE TRENDS ARE TOWARD THE EFFORTS OF CAPITALIZING ON PRODUCTS FROM LARGE SYSTEMS, TOWARD AN INCREASED USE OF GROUP PROFILES, AND TOWARD COMMERCIAL SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES. THIS REPORT WAS ONE OF 58 PRESENTED AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON DOCUMENTATION (TOKYO, SEPTEMBER 19-22, 1967) SPONSORED BY THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR DOCUMENTATION (FID) AND IS SECTION III-F-I IN THE MIMEOGRAPHED PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS AVAILABLE FROM THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, FID CONFERENCE, SCIENCE COUNCIL OF JAPAN, UNEO PARK, TAITO-KU, TOKYO FOR $11.00 PLUS POSTAGE. THE REPORT IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS AD-668-072 FROM THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR FEDERAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA 22151, $3.00 FOR HARD COPY, $0.65 FOR MICROFICHE, 19 PAGES. (AUTHOR/CM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Aerospace Research (Air Force), Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON DOCUMENTATION; International Federation for Documentation