Communication: The Essence of Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080233444, 9781483182070

Communication: The Essence of Science

1st Edition

Facilitating Information Exchange Among Librarians, Scientists, Engineers and Students

Authors: William D. Garvey
eBook ISBN: 9781483182070
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 344
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Communication: The Essence of Science provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of scientific communication. This book focuses on those information-exchange activities that take place mainly among scientists actively involved on the research front. Organized into five chapters, this book begins with an overview of the psychologists' description of the communication structure of science. This text then examines the relationship among spanning, connecting, and integrating the various streams of activities involved in the production of information. Other chapters consider some of the main republication media and suggest ways that may be used in the librarian's effort to provide effective information services to scientists. This book discusses as well the significance of scientific articles to the scientific community. The final chapter deals with the significant role of librarians as a social scientist. This book is a valuable resource for psychologists, social psychologists, librarians, social scientists, sociologists, engineers, teachers, and students.

Table of Contents


The Role of Scientific Communication in the Conduct of Research and the Creation of Scientific Knowledge

Prepublication Dissemination of the Main Content of Journal Articles

The Scientific Journal Article

Post Publication Processing of Scientific Information

The Librarian's Role as a Social Scientist

Appendix A Communication and Information Processing within Scientific Disciplines: Empirical Findings for Psychology

Appendix B Scientific Communication as a Social System

Appendix C Research Studies in Patterns of Scientific Communication: I General Description of Research Program

Appendix D Research Studies in Patterns of Scientific Communication: II The Role of the National Meeting in Scientific and Technical Communication

Appendix E Research Studies in Patterns of Scientific Communication: III Information-Exchange Processes Associated with the Production of Journal Articles

Appendix F Continuity of Productivity by Scientists in the Years 1968-1971

Appendix G Scientific Quality and the Journal-Article Publication Process

Appendix H The Dynamic Scientific-Information User

Appendix I Communication in the Physical and Social Sciences

Appendix J Changing the System: Innovations in the Interactive Social System of Scientific Communication

Author Index

Subject Index


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