ERIC Number: ED025284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: N/A
Current Papers in Physics User Study; Coverage, Arrangement, and Format. Second Report of CPP.
Slater, Margaret; Keenan, Stella
During the first year of publication of Current Papers in Physics (1966) a joint study was undertaken in the UK by Aslib working under contract with the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and in the US by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) to assess the need for the new publication and its usefulness to the physics community. The study was designed in three phases. This report covers the second phase which was conducted after three months of publication of CPP. 239 physicists in the UK and 586 physicists in the US responded to the second questionnaire. Comments on the coverage, format, arrangement and subject division of CPP were analyzed. The results show that the panel is reasonably satisfied with CPP as it is currently produced. The page size and subdivision of major headings were the areas in which changes might be considered. (Author)
Descriptors: Indexing, Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Periodicals, Physics, Questionnaires, Scientific Personnel, Use Studies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-179 677, MF $0.65, HC $3.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institution of Electrical Engineers, London (England).; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux, London (England).; American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Current Papers in Physics
Note: Phase one of this study is reported in LI 001 124 and phase three in LI 001 226