ERIC Number: ED049774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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Information Requirements of Social Scientists in Government Departments.
Bath Univ. of Technology (England). Univ. Library.
The Investigation into Information Requirements of the Social Sciences (INFROSS) set out to obtain a general idea of information requirements in all the social sciences. This document, research report no. 2, focuses upon the information needs of social scientists in government departments. All the main government agencies in London believed to employ a significant number of social scientists were contacted. Interviews were then conducted which revealed that government social scientists are generally well served by information systems. Library and information facilities are excellent and well used. Informal communication within departments is good. Two problems face government social scientists: (1) information they need is often not available in the form they require, and (2) the non-comparability of statistical information. Improved bibliographic services and more up-to-data abstracting and indexing services would help answer some of the information needs of social scientists in the government. (Data obtained from the interviews is appended in tabular form.) (SG)
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Authoring Institution: Bath Univ. of Technology (England). Univ. Library.
Note: Investigation into Information Requirements of the Social Sciences