Accession Number : AD0283335

Title :   FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING ITS UNCLASSIFIED R+D REPORTS

Corporate Author : THOMPSON (JOHN I) AND CO WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : O'DONNELL,T.R. ; LEWIS,J.L. ; GLENDINNING,J.I.

Report Date : 20 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A study was conducted to determine the present degree of effectiveness and possible improvements in disseminating, within the entire Government R + D str cture, newly generated technical reports of Government sponsored research. Primary consideration is given to the expeditious furnishing of new reports to Government R + D activities and their contractors and grantees who have a need for the information at the time it is documented. The study involved 31 Government inf rmation activities; an appraisal of informati n distribution systems, including the development of an analytical model for effective dissemination; an analysis of currently-produced technical information; and research involving environmental factors affecting the distribution process. Conclusions reveal that the present degree f effectiveness is unsatisfactory, and improvements to the Federal technical information distribution system are possible in several areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DISTRIBUTION, *MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, *REPORTS, ANALYSIS, MILITARY RESEARCH, DOCUMENTS, EFFECTIVENESS, IDENTIFICATION, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, LIBRARIES, MILITARY RESEARCH, OPERATION, PERIODICALS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, TIME, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE