ERIC Number: ED111429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-25
Reference Count: N/A
A Critical Review of Research Related to the Economics of the Scientific and Technical Information Industry. Final Report; April 1974 through March 1975.
Tressel, George W.; Brown, Patricia L.
A review of expert opinion and recent literature on the critical issues and open questions relating to the economics of the scientific and technical information industry shows that there is hardly an area that does not call for more and better research--yet the need is not nearly so much for quantity as for a more coherent and meaningful pattern. Development of such a pattern depends to a large extent upon a body of fundamental information about the field itself. This foundation is simply not available at present. A broad effort is needed to collect available data, together with development of standardized collection methodologies which can meet critical scrutiny as well as provide the necessary additional comparative and additive information. Increased research and policy study of the roles and processes of information diffusion into the private sector is also needed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Authoring Institution: Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. Center for Improved Education.