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Main Title Analysis of Information Requirements of the Noise Abatement Community.
CORP Author Informatics, Inc., Rockville, Md.
Year Published 1972
Report Number TR-72-1533-02; EPA-68-01-0512;
Stock Number PB-228 258
Additional Subjects Noise reduction ; Information systems ; Information centers ; Information retrieval ; Information retrieval effectiveness ; Communications management ; Market research ; Documents ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-228 258 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 168p
The report provides a definition of the noise information community. An a priori model of this community was established and the information requirements were determined through an activity analysis. This conceptual model was then expanded and verified through a series of personal interviews. The highlights of the findings include: The interest of this community in noise is heterogeneous and there is no single information product or service indentifiable which would satisfy all needs. There are now in existence many information services. However, the majority of information users are either not aware of these services or are unable to benefit from them. Those people whose activities have the greatest impact on the national noise climate operate with the least amount of information support. Recommendations to alleviate this situation are presented.