ERIC Number: ED116689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Centers, Clearinghouses, Cost Estimates, Disabilities, Facility Requirements, Feasibility Studies, Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Labor Force Development, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Programs, Resource Centers, Surveys, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.