Accession Number:

AD0631624

Title:

CRITICAL ABSTRACTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

APPLIED MECHANICS REVIEWS SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

A brief history of critical abstracts is given. The meaning of the words critical, evaluative, abstract and review is discussed. The media of critical abstracts are outlined. Purpose and organization of critical abstracts are examined. The set-up of the editorial operation of a critical abstract journal such as AMR is described. APPLIED MECHANICS REVIEWS scans 900 technical magazines and relies on the voluntary help of 1500 expert critical abstractors in 30 countries. Even with extensive use of data processing and computers in the future the critical abstractor reviewer will remain the key of the operation, but the time lag will be radically reduced. Reviewer invitation, motivation and assignment are discussed, and how APPLIED MECHANICS REVIEWS evaluates the critical abstracts.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE