ERIC Number: ED121330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-11
Reference Count: N/A
Generalized Method for the User Evaluation of Purchased Information Services. Report Number Three; Monthly Report (October 1 to November 30, 1975).
Hall, Homer J.
Four case histories were studied in an on-going project to develop a method for user selection of purchased scientific and technical information services. The issues involved were: (1) the value of computer search services to a small branch of a company technical library; (2) the special decision-making factors used for selecting items of very high or low costs; (3) the judgement factors applied when purchasing expensive special topic bulletins; and (4) the differences in work environment and other variables between a university science library and an industrial research library. A survey of usage patterns for scientific and technical information services at the Exxon Research and Engineering Company Central Library was planned. (PF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Linden, NJ.