ERIC Number: ED034682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Scientific and Technical Communication, A Synopsis.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
After a three-year study of scientific and technical communications, the Scientific and Technical Communication (SATCOM) Committee concluded that future communication needs will necessitate strengthening the diverse information network now being employed. The SATCOM Report attempted to do this by indicating areas in which greater effort was necessary, by defining roles and responsibilities, by encouraging their acceptance, by advocating certain broad policies in management and planning, and by proposing a way of effecting greater coordination. To implement the committee's objectives, 55 recommendations were developed which dealt with the management, performance, and economics of the vast, interrelated communication system within the sciences and technology. These recommendations were discussed in the synopsis under five general areas: (1) Planning, coordination, and leadership at the national level, (2) Consolidation and reprocessing-services for the user, (3) Classical services, (4) Personal informal communication, and (5) Studies, research, and experiments. (RR)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Computers, Information Processing, Information Systems, National Organizations, Sciences, Technology
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Committee on Scientific and Technical Information; National Academy of Sciences