Accession Number:

ADA046026

Title:

The Impact of Future Developments in Communications, Information Technology and National Policies on the Work of the Aerospace Information Specialist.

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings.

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

188.0

Abstract:

The rapid development of new communication techniques, combined with greatly reduced unit costs of communication hardware, has led to easier access to more information for larger segments of the population. In the area of aerospace scientific and technical information, this development should provide greater opportunities for making systematic use of mankinds aggregated experience and knowledge, collected and stored over time. However, good use can only be made of these opportunities if preparations are begun now. The role of the information specialist is undoubtedly changing with the advent of these developments, and it may also be desirable for him to influence their future course. The theme of this Meeting was to identify the main trends in communications and information technology, to assess their impact on the information specialist, and to consider what other developments might be desirable, particularly in relation to aerospace scientific and technical information. To this end, it brought together those in the forefront of these technologies and the information specialists who will have to make use of them, or provide complementary services, in order that each may benefit from the others knowledge and experience. In addition, a number of papers outlined national plans for the future of their Scientific and Technical Information activities. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE