Accession Number : ADA222955


Title :   The Role of the U.S. Government Technical Report in Aeronautics: An Exploratory Study


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMIN LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER HAMPTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Pinelli, Thomas E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a222955.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 109


Abstract : The purpose of this study is to explore the production, transfer, and use of scientific and technical information (STI) by aeronautical engineers and scientists for the purpose of determining the role of the U.S. government technical report in aeronautics. A secondary purpose is the creation of a knowledge base regarding the handling and use of STI by the same community. Elements of this study are: to determine the extent to which the purpose for which information is used and the information source selection is influenced; to determine the extent to which the selection of an information source is influenced by the factors of accessibility, expense, relevance, timeliness, and comprehensiveness; to identify the attitudes of aeronautical engineers and scientists toward information technology; to identify the attitudes toward scientific and technical libraries; to determine the extent to which there may be discontinuity between the Federal systems that handle STI and the aeronautical community to whom the STI is directed. Keywords: Aeronautical STI, Technical reports, Information management, Accessibility, Information sources, Bibliometrics, Sociometrics.


Descriptors :   *TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS , *AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING , *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *REPORTS , AERONAUTICS , COSTS , ACCESS , ENGINEERS , TIMELINESS , LIBRARIES , SELECTION , SOCIOMETRICS , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , DATA MANAGEMENT , COMMUNITIES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , PRODUCTION


Subject Categories : Information Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE