ERIC Number: ED031262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation, Test and Evaluation of a Selective Dissemination System for NASA Scientific and Technical Information. Final Report.
International Business Machines Corp., Yorktown Heights, NY.
The development of a large scale selective dissemination of information program, its experimental operation, and program evaluation is reported. An IBM 7090/94 computer program compared user interest profiles with the subject indexes of reports announced in "Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports." Users were provided with selected announcements in the form of abstract cards. Profile preparation is described, and announcement and response media are illustrated. During the exploratory operation of the program, five hundred NASA and two hundred Air Force personnel served as participants and evaluators of the system. A statistical evaluation of system performance is included, and results of a questionnaire concerning user opinions and comments are presented. (Author)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Documentation, Evaluation, Indexing, Information Dissemination, Information Services, Information Systems, Sciences, Selective Dissemination of Information, Subject Index Terms, Systems Development, Technology, Use Studies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (N67-11241, MF-$0.65; HC-$3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: International Business Machines Corp., Yorktown Heights, NY.