ERIC Number: ED044266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Scientific and Technical Communication, A Pressing National Problem and Recommendations for Its Solution.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. Committee on Scientific and Technical Communication.
Presented are the findings of the Committee on Scientific and Technical Communication of the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering after a three-year survey of scientific and technical communication activities in the United States and abroad. There are eleven recommendations concerned with planning, co-ordination and leadership at the national level, including the creation of a joint commission on scientific and technical communication responsible to both academies. Sixteen recommendations consider problems of "consolidation and reprocessing", including the necessity for critical reviews, evaluations and consolidation of information in particular subject-matter areas. The operation of publishing, abstracting, and literature-access services is considered and sixteen recommendations made for improving these activities, including the provision of grants from funding agencies to ensure the utilization of work they sponsor. Two recommendations to facilitate personal communication at meetings and during sabbatical leave, and ten suggestions for experiments in the storage, dissemination and machine processing of information are made. Appendices list the consultants to the project, and a collected list of recommendations serves as an index. Bibliography. For synopsis of this document see ED 034 682. (AL)
Descriptors: Engineering, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Science, Information Storage, Natural Sciences, Research Needs, Surveys
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. Committee on Scientific and Technical Communication.