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ERIC Number: ED116689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
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A Feasibility Study for a National Rehabilitation Information Center. Multimedia Rehabilitation Resources Project. Final Report.
Pan, Elizabeth; Senkevitch, Judith J.
Access to information about rehabilitation has traditionally been limited by the undefined scope of the field and by the lack of a central clearinghouse for rehabilitation information. A study was conducted to examine the feasibility of establishing a national rehabilitation resource center to improve the delivery of information. The study attempted to identify: (1) potential users; (2) the type of information materials that were needed; (3) the best storage and retrieval system; (4) the best location; (5) costs; and (6) methods to increase the effectiveness of existing materials. Employing a literature search, interviews, and think tank techniques, researchers first surveyed the state of existing rehabilitation information and then delineated what informational needs were unmet. The study recommended the formalizing of a rehabilitation information network with a national center to serve as a catalyst and coordinator. The appendixes contain bibliographic references and details concerning the interviews and workshops that were held. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.