ERIC Number: ED239582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Information Dissemination and Technology Transfer in Telecommunications.
Roderer, Nancy K.; King, Donald W.
Using a model of scientific and technical information transfer as a framework, this document focuses on four types of activities: the generation or authorship of telecommunications information and its publication, distribution, and use. Different forms of publication are considered in each functional area, though primary emphasis is on the scholarly journal. An introduction presents a brief discussion of telecommunications and telecommunications information and a model of the formal communications process. Section 2, an examination of information generation, touches on research funding, authors of scholarly communications articles, and costs of authorship, while types of products and services, publishers, and publication costs are covered in section 3. Distribution of information products and services is discussed in section 4, which looks at distribution channels, volume, costs, and secondary products and services. The last three sections examine respectively: (1) information use, including amount of journal reading, use of other materials, use costs, and total system costs and the value of telecommunications information; (2) the role of industry, government, and academia in information and exchange of information among United States and foreign scientists and engineers; and (3) issues in telecommunications area information. Eighteen references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
Authoring Institution: King Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.