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Ciba Foundation Symposium - Communication in Science: by Anthony De Reuck, Julie Knight

By Anthony De Reuck, Julie Knight

Content:
Chapter 1 Chairman's creation (pages 1–3): Sir Ewart Jones
Chapter 2 advent: the matter said (pages 4–15): Lord Todd
Chapter three communique in a technology: the method and its amendment (pages 16–36): William D. Garvey and Belver C. Griffith
Chapter four The User–System Interface this day: nationwide and overseas info platforms (pages 37–56): P. J. Judge
Chapter five making plans the implications of Unplanned motion in medical conversation (pages 57–77): Herbert Menzel
Chapter 6 The Mechanization of Documentation—A Tentative stability Sheet (pages 78–83): Herbert Coblans
Chapter 7 The potency of Index Languages (pages 84–109): Cyril Cleverdon
Chapter eight The Biomedical Communications challenge (pages 110–133): Martin M. Cummings
Chapter nine info prone in Physics (pages 134–145): J. R. Smith and H. East
Chapter 10 making plans and improvement of the ecu house Documentation carrier: an instance of foreign Collaboration (pages 146–157): J. R. U. Page
Chapter eleven The Chemical Compound Registry method (pages 158–164): Fred A. Tate
Chapter 12 a few difficulties in constructing nationwide platforms for technology details (pages 165–172): H. T. Hookway
Chapter thirteen medical info companies in Sweden (pages 173–181): B. Rexed
Chapter 14 medical info providers within the Soviet Union (pages 182–198): Felix A. Sviridov
Chapter 15 conversation in technological know-how: The Ends—Philosophy and Forecast (pages 199–213): Derek J. de Solla Price
Chapter sixteen the hot kinds and makes use of of data structures (pages 214–234): William T. Knox
Chapter 17 prospects of a Multi?Media, Inter?University academic community (pages 235–265): James G. Miller

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J U D G E more countries”-opens the gate very wide in the present context, although even so the number of real information systems that can be admitted is fairly small. The Scandinavian countries are developing a single-minded approach to this field through their Nordforsk Committee for Scientific and Technical Information (Scandinavian Council for Applied Research, I 966), and another joint activity is the Scandia Plan, which encourages particular libraries in the four Scandinavian countries to undertake special regional responsibilities, in particular language or subject areas, and so permits national economies in documentation.

To this growing number of primary publications must be added a mass of technical reports which is also growing, much faster, in number and in importance (American Psychological Association, I 96 5). The technical report is detested by the documentalist, who finds it unpredictable, unindexable and often inaccessible. At the same time, from the point of view of the author and user, it can usually appear faster than an article in a periodical publication; it is aimed directly at a particular class of user, often within an invisible, or even visible, college; the complaint that absence of refereeing makes the quality dubious in many cases is perhaps now being answered by the increasing circulation of these reports, exposing them promptly to an interested and critical audience.

6) Innovations should be so designed as to generate behavioural and economic measures of their efficiency and effectiveness. (7) An innovation should be designed as a genuine trial, with built-in mechanisms for modifying or terminating it when the results are evaluated. One cannot predict all the effects resulting from a given innovation; all too often a poor innovation, once instituted, has a slow death. THE EFFECTING AND TESTING OF SOME INNOVATIONS A review of the existing communication system revealed several critical points at which a breakdown in communication occurred.

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