Accession Number : ADA279228


Title :   NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Report Number 23. U.S. Academic Librarians and Technical Information Specialists as Information Intermediaries: Results of the Phase 3 Study


Descriptive Note : Technical memo.


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


Personal Author(s) : Pinelli, Thomas E ; Barclay, Rebecca O ; Kennedy, John M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a279228.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : The U.S. government technical report is a primary means by which the results of federally funded research and development (R&D) are transferred to the U.S. aerospace industry. However, little is known about this information product in terms of its actual use, importance, and value in the transfer of federally funded R&D. Little is also known about the intermediary-based system that is used to transfer the results of federally funded R&D to the U.S. aerospace industry. To help establish a body of knowledge, the U.S. government technical report is being investigated as part of the NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. In this report, we summarize the literature on technical reports, present a model that depicts the transfer of federally funded aerospace R&D via the U.S. government technical report, and present the results of research that investigated aerospace knowledge diffusion vis-a-vis U.S. aerospace engineering faculty and students.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER , *INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH , *AEROSPACE INDUSTRY , MODELS , STUDENTS , ENGINEERING , DIFFUSION , VALUE


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE