Accession Number:

ADA022304

Title:

DDC 10 Year Requirements and Planning Study. Survey Results Report

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AUERBACH ASSOCIATES INC PHILADELPHIA PA

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

Results of a survey are presented that sampled DDCs user population to provide a significant input to the contractors recommendations for facilitating the transfer to DoD S and TI for the 1978-1988 period. The survey determined the use of, needs for, and views regarding the adequacy of both current and future DDC technical information products and services. The survey utilized telephone interview techniques to a randomly selected sample of 700 support, management, and bench level individuals engaged in Defense research, development, test and evaluation RDT and E activities. Twenty-five organizations from each of four DDC user organization categories were drawn randomly from the DoD Dissemination Authority List DAL. The four categories are DoD Key Users, DoD Non-Key Users, Contractor Key Users, and Contractor Non-Key Users. Among the user population studied, improvements in the quality of information provided and response time are seen as the most pressing needs. Ranking second and third, respectively among predicted needs are improvements in information currency or up-to-dateness of information and provision of an increased amount of information available. Less important are needs in improvement in the formats and media in which information appears. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE