ERIC Number: ED226753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Consolidation of Information. A Handbook on Evaluation, Restructuring and Repackaging of Scientific and Technical Information. Pilot Edition.
Saracevic, Tefko; Wood, Judith B.
Intended as a pilot version, this handbook deals with the consolidation of scientific and technical information, i.e., the purposeful structuring of texts or messages from existing public knowledge in order to affect the private knowledge of individuals who otherwise might not be able to effectively and efficiently access or use the public knowledge in its original form. Thirteen chapters are presented, covering: (1) the handbook's objectives and limitations, and the research methodology used in its compilation; (2) basic concepts and processes involved in information consolidation; (3) information consolidation in developing countries; (4) aspects of users to be studied before attempting consolidation of information, and user study methodologies; (5) the development of information consolidation products, with examples targeted to specific audiences; (6) the selection of items to be consolidated; (7) the evaluation of information and information sources; (8) evaluative analysis and synthesis of information, particularly as practised in information analysis centers; (9) the production of reviews and state of the art reports; (10) technical writing for non-technical audiences; (11) information packaging and repackaging; (12) information dissemination and marketing; and (13) the basic requirements of information consolidation presented in summary form. A sample list of information analysis centers and references for each chapter in the handbook are also provided. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Information Analysis; Information Consolidation; Information Packaging; Scientific and Technical Information; User Needs