ERIC Number: ED066196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Experiment in Fast Dissemination of Research in Selected Fields in Linguistics. Final Report.
Roberts, A. Hood; Woyna, Adam G.
The project was designed to develop a mechanism for the distribution of free bulletins of abstracts of accepted papers with the full versions available on microfiche or in hard copy from a commercial service bureau. However, the project did not succeed in attracting enough participants to justify its continuation. Because of its experimental nature and the lack of data, the conclusions reached were largely speculative. They are as follows: (1) actual information needs in the fields covered should have been determined by preliminary studies, (2) subject areas covered by the project were not suitable for a fast dissemination experiment, (3) new publication outlets had already been created in linguistics, (4) the project did not provide ego satisfaction for the authors, (5) the participation rules were too elaborate, (6) the project did not uncover conclusive proof of the existence of special interest groups in its fields of coverage. The report includes a set of recommendations for those who might want to organize a similar program in the social sciences. Appended are a description of document handling and organizational procedures, as well as the description of the project's predecessor, Program for the Exchange of Generative Studies. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
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