ERIC Number: ED022069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Course in Information Gathering for Scientists and Engineers. Final Report.
A one day course was developed to train and inform working scientists and engineers in the most direct and efficient means of seeking and acquiring scientific and technical information related to their day-to-day professional activities. The course was given three times to groups of forty Federally-employed scientists and engineers in the middle professional categories. Responses from the first two groups, both observed and from questionnaires filled out by the students, were used to modify the course to cover topics of greatest interst. The course, as finally presented covered these topics: (1) information about information, (2) information on ongoing research and development, (3) information on current or recent research and development results, (4) information on past research and development results, (5) major American libraries and resource collections, (6) organization of personal files, and (7) the relationship of the scientist and engineer to his information tools and mechanisms. Two physical products of utility resulted from the course: (1) a portfolio of demonstration materials, and (2) a text which was essentially a recapitulation of the lectures (ED 022 068). The course may later be "repackaged" along broad subject lines or for special interdisciplinary interest groups. With few changes it could also be used in schools of library and information science. (CM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Herner and Co., Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (156th, Sept. 8-13, 1968).