Accession Number : ADP005830

Title :   Identifying Users and How to Reach Them,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE SPRINGFIELD VA

Personal Author(s) : Caponio, Joseph F. ; Haynes, Frederick L. ; Khan, A. R.

Report Date : 20 OCT 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The importance of timely use of scientific and technical information is increasingly being recognized by the developing nations as well as the developed nations. They recognize that it is not only important to develop a better mouse-trap but also it is equally important to ascertain that there is proper diffusion of such an innovation. Knowledge could lie dormant if it does not reach the end-users when they must need it. This paper attempts to address why this is important and focuses on some of the factors involved in identifying and reaching the end-users.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER, USER NEEDS, TIMELINESS.

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE