ERIC Number: ED024407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
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Information Needs of the Ceramic Industry; A Users-Need Study.
Janning, Edward A.; And Others
This report examines the problems in the flow of scientific and technological information in the Ceramic Industry. The research methodology used involved a panel of experts which defined the functions performed by ceramists and their corresponding information needs, listed sources of information available to ceramists, and defined problems and needed improvements in the flow of ceramic information. The information provided by the experts was substantiated in task simulations. Based on the information gathered by the panel, the following recommendations were made to the American Ceramic Society: (1) Develop an information oriented education program for graduate and under-graduate ceramists, (2) Promote state-of-the-art reviews in topical areas of current interest, (3) Reevaluate the function of "Ceramics Abstracts," (4) Establish an information referral service, and (5) Upgrade the "Directory of Ceramic Companies" and the "Reviews of Current Ceramic Research." (CC)
Descriptors: Ceramics, Information Needs, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Library Services, Use Studies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific & Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-179 672, MF $.65, HC $3.00).
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Sponsor: American Ceramic Society, Columbus, OH.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dayton Univ., OH. Research Inst.