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IRE Transactions on Engineering Writing and Speech

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  • Comparison of methods of technical communication in the U. S. and Russia

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):94 - 98
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    In both the U.S.S.R. and the U.S., a number of information services, working in combination, form a national network. (Analogous systems in Poland and Denmark are also briefly discussed.) Although Russian systems are highly organized and far-reaching, they suffer some of the same difficulties as U.S. systems. Russia is very interested in mechanizing their information systems, but appear no more ad... View full abstract»

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  • What Can the Technical Writer of the past Teach the Technical Writer of Today?

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):69 - 76
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    When in despair over the problems of presenting technical information, today's engineer, scientist, and technical writer can gain fresh inspiration by reading the classics of engineering literature. Major writers, including ancient and medieval authors as well as outstanding moderns like Ammann and Raymond, can teach us a lot about variations in form and approach and about appropriate use of rhyth... View full abstract»

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  • Storage and retrieval of technical documentation

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):83 - 86
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    Classical approaches (e.g., Dewey Decimal) for storing and retrieving today's staggering mass of technical documentation have proven ineffectual. This paper reviews problems of technical-information retrieval and the new techniques being developed for coping with them. Brief descriptions are given of available equipment applicable to such methods. However, these new techniques and equipment bring ... View full abstract»

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  • Personal and structural factors in the communication of technical information

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):55 - 60
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    The communication practices in a technical field and also in a particular group(s) may affect significantly both the nature and quality of information generated as well as its diffusion and impact. Intentionally or otherwise, individuals who are a part of such groups are constantly communicating about themselves, their work and their group. As the quantity of information and the needs to communica... View full abstract»

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  • Preparing a Bibliography

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):97 - 100
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    Preparing concise, acceptable bibliographies is one of the unpleasant details of report writing facing the engineer, writer, and editor. Here, for use as a guide, is a comprehensive summary of the essentials of their preparation. View full abstract»

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  • Background to scientific communication

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):3 - 6
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    The need for more efficient communication of engineering and scientific information is traced to the increase in the number and variety of people who have the need to know. The change in the position of science from a significant source of power to a major instrument of power makes the distribution of scientific information a matter of competitive necessity and logistics. It is stressed that we ne... View full abstract»

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  • The role of the national science foundation in science information activities

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):87 - 93
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    The National Science Foundation was asked by Congress and by the President three years ago to assume national leadership in efforts to improve scientific information services both within and outside the Federal Government. Since that time, the Office of Science Information Service of the Foundation has taken steps to implement this role of review, coordination, and stimulation of activities in all... View full abstract»

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  • A New Task for the Technical Writer Programming Teaching Machines

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):3 - 4
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    Teaching machines are described and basic psychological principles behind them are discussed. The implications of programming teaching machines to the technical writer are outlined. View full abstract»

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  • Communication: Art or science?

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):59 - 61
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    This paper discusses the problem of teaching technical communications to engineering students and of how an engineering college can increase the quality of communications. First, students lacking prerequisites in basic English should be screened from such communications courses; the program should then consist of systematic instruction in technical writing and speaking principles augmented by cont... View full abstract»

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This Transactions ceased production in 1962. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

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