ERIC Number: ED245676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Federal and Non-Federal Relationships on the Value of Information and Information Services and Products. (Public Sector/Private Sector Information Problems and Solutions).
King, Donald W.
The nation achieves a return on the federal government's investment in research and development in essentially two ways: first by the direct outcome of the R&D efforts, and second by further use of the information derived from these efforts. The value of information is enhanced by its use, and the value of information services and products developed for dissemination purposes is achieved by making possible further use of the information. Non-federal organizations play a significant role in disseminating scientific and technical information generated under federal funding through books, journal articles, technical reports, oral presentations, and filings for patents. The federal government controls and manages most of the processing of technical reports and secondary information processes and services through clearinghouses and information analysis centers, many of which operate in the non-federal sector under federal contracts or grants. Alternative federal and non-federal relationships should be considered from the standpoint of their effect on factors that influence the extent to which information is disseminated, including price, quality of information content, efficiency of delivery service, and awareness of its availability. (DMC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Scientific and Technical Information; Value Added