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A Guide to Environmental Information Services of the Private Sector

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Title: A Guide to Environmental Information Services of the Private Sector
Author(s): Kollegger, James G.
Subject(s): Environmental protection --Information services
Abstract: In Cincinnati in September 1972, at the Environmental Protection Agency's Information Symposium, several thousand participants heard several dozen speakers spend the better part of two days discussing sources of environmental information. I learned at that conference that there is little need to detail the number of sources that exist, and a great need to clarify how those sources can be discovered, evaluated and best used. I will limit my discussion to environmental information services offered by the private sector, and emphasize how others can be found and best used. The discussion will include: 1. The importance of objective setting: defining the kind of information that is needed (and not needed). 2. A candid description of secondary publications such as directories, and environmental abstracting and current awareness services. 3. Use of automated searches and machine-readable data bases. 4. Four appendices are included which cover: environmental directories; environment abstracting and indexing services; information centers and systems services offered; and environmental journals (compiled by Mike Bowen of Environmental Science and Technology).
Issue Date: 1972
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In G.S. Bonn (ed). 1972. Information resources in the environmental sciences; Papers presented at the 18th annual Allerton Park Institute. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 126-141.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (18th : 1972)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1972.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-17

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