ERIC Number: ED048895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Feb-8
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A Report of the Office of Science and Technology Ad Hoc Panel on Scientific and Technical Communications.
Licklider, J. C. R.; And Others
The context of this study includes: (1) the Government's arrangements to facilitate the flow of scientific and technical information, (2) the vast but amorphous "usership" of information in government, industry, the universities, and the public, and (3) the rapidly advancing technology of information. The purpose was to examine and assess the situation in, and trend of, scientific and technical communication and to give a progress report and an evaluation. The main broad impressions of the situation and trend in scientific and technical communication are: (1) The information problem is different from other problems of concern to the Office of Science and Technology (OST); (2) Fair progress is being made toward implementation of mechanisms to facilitate use of information; (3) The Committee on Scientific and Technical Information (COSATI) is doing almost all that can be done by a committee representing diverse agencies; (4) The government is only partially successful in getting non-government cooperation from a unified information system; (5) The demand for a unified system is increasing progressively from some quarters; (6) The field is not yet well enough defined to justify a national system attempt, and (7) The situation calls for a coherent plan and strong leadership. (This is considered to be one of the basic papers of government interest in the field of information science.) (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Science and Technology, Washington, DC.