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Corp Author National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Communicating National Science Foundation Science and Engineering Information to Data Users.
Title Communicating science and engineering data in the information age / Panel on Communicating National Science Foundation Science and Engineering Information to Data Users ; Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ; National Research Council of the National Academies.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2012]
©2012

Subject National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (National Science Foundation (U.S.)) -- Statistical services.
Statistics -- Standards -- United States.
Data transmission systems -- Standards -- United States.
Information retrieval -- Standards -- United States.
Database management -- Standards -- United States.
Alt Name National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on National Statistics.
National Research Council (U.S.). Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 106 pages) : illustrations
Summary The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) communicates its science and engineering (S & E) information to data users in a very fluid environment that is undergoing modernization at a pace at which data producer dissemination practices, protocols, and technologies, on one hand, and user demands and capabilities, on the other, are changing faster than the agency has been able to accommodate. NCSES asked the Committee on National Statistics and the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council to form a panel to review the NCSES communication and dissemination program that is concerned with the collection and distribution of information on science and engineering and to recommend future directions for the program. Communicating science and engineering data in the information age includes recommendations to improve NCSES's dissemination program and improve data user engagement. This report includes recommendations such as NCSES's transition to a dissemination framework that emphasizes database management rather than data presentation, and that NCSES analyze the results of its initial online consumer survey and refine it over time. The implementation of the report's recommendations should be undertaken within an overall framework that accords priority to the basic quality of the data and the fundamentals of dissemination, then to significant enhancements that are achievable in the short term, while laying the groundwork for other long-term improvements.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-90).
Contents The changing data dissemination landscape -- The current dissemination program -- Strategy for modernizing data storage, retrieval, and dissemination -- Engaging data users -- The way ahead.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780309222105 (electronic bk.)
0309222109 (electronic bk.)
1280123397
9781280123399
9780309222099
0309222095
OCLC # 785380487
Additional Format Print version: National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Communicating National Science Foundation Science and Engineering Information to Data Users. Communicating science and engineering data in the information age. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2012 9780309222099 (OCoLC)778892583