ERIC Number: ED201335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Gerontological Information Systems and Services. Research Study No. 5.
Dosa, Marta L.; And Others
This publication contains three papers concerning the role of information systems in the field of social gerontology. The first, A Prototype Gerontological Information Program, describes research carried out at Syracuse University on the kinds of information needed by individuals in human service delivery and older persons' organizations, and evaluates the Gerontological Information Program (GRIP), an intermediary information service utilizing the best available resources in order to channel their information content to practitioners. Twenty-six references are listed. The second paper, An Exploration of Some Areas of Research on Information Needs and Networks and Their Applicability, identifies the contribution information science can make to gerontological research, focuses on the potential applications of information research to Puerto Rican aging, reviews pertinent literature, presents a conceptual model of information counseling, identifies specific research areas in information science relevant to aging Puerto Ricans, and makes recommendations for future research and policies. It cites 104 references. Human Resource Networks in Gerontological Information, the third paper, discusses concepts of information and data support to those who design environments for the elderly, influence legislation and regulations, conduct research or educational programs, or engage in policy formulation and service delivery affecting older persons. It cites 20 references. (FM)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Gerontology, Information Centers, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Systems, Models, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Program Evaluation, Puerto Ricans
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Information Studies.