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ERIC Number: ED030562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Pages: 61
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Flow of Scientific and Technical Information: The Results of a Recent Major Investigation.
Goodman, A. F.
Characterized were the scientific and technical information needs of 1,500 scientists and engineers from 73 companies, 8 research institutes, and 2 universities; and the flow of scientific and technical information (flow process) inherent in satisfying these needs. Interviewers asked 63 questions in the subject areas of (1) the user of scientific and technical information, (2) the user's most recent scientific or technical task, (3) the user's general utilization of the information system, and (4) the user's search and acquisition process for information used in task performance. Goals for the flow process, future analysis of the flow process, characterization of the flow process, and analysis of the flow-process data are summarized. Also provided are goals and future analysis recommendations. This investigation is the first attempt to obtain so much data on so large a position of the process, and its analysis is the first attempt to draw definitive and unifying conclusions from such data. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co., Huntington Beach, CA. Western Div.