||Analysis of Information Requirements of the Noise Abatement Community.
||Informatics, Inc., Rockville, Md.
Noise reduction ;
Information systems ;
Information centers ;
Information retrieval ;
Information retrieval effectiveness ;
Communications management ;
Market research ;
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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.