ERIC Number: ED048885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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Scientific and Technical Information Explosion.
Emrich, Barry R.
A concise review of statistics concerning the expanding volume and user needs of scientific and technical information is presented. It is intended to describe the magnitude of the so-called "information explosion" problem and illustrate how the various forms of communication play a role in meeting the needs of the technical community. Statistics are provided on the increases in communication transfer through books, journals, semiformal media and informal means. (Author)
Descriptors: Books, Communication (Thought Transfer), Information Needs, Information Retrieval, Information Theory, Information Utilization, Scholarly Journals, Statistical Data
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-717 654, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Materials Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
Identifiers: Scientific and Technical Information; User Needs