Accession Number:

ADA276020

Title:

NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Report Number 21. U.S. Aerospace Industry Librarians and Technical Information Specialists as Information Intermediaries: Results of the Phase 2 Survey

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

1994-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The U.S. government technical report is a primary means by which the results of federally funded research and development R and 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 and D. To help establish a body of knowledge, the U.S. government technical report is being investigated as part of the NASADoD aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. In this report, we summarize the literature on technical reports and provide a model that depicts the transfer of federally funded aerospace R and D via the U.S. government technical report. We present results from our investigation of aerospace knowledge diffusion vis-a- vis the U.S. government technical report, and present the results of research that investigated aerospace knowledge diffusion vis-a-vis U.S. aerospace industry librarians and technical information specialists as information intermediaries. Knowledge diffusion, Aerospace engineers and scientists, Information use, U.S. government technical reports, Aerospace libraries and librarians

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE