THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH INFORMATION SERVICE OF THE BRAZILIAN ROAD RESEARCH INSTITUTE

THE BRAZILIAN HIGHWAY RESEARCH INFORMATION SERVICE AT IPR STARTED WITH AN INFORMATION EXCHANGE AGREEMENT WITH THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD (WASHINGTON, D. C.) IN JULY 1969. THERE FOLLOWED SURVEYS OF BRAZILIAN HIGHWAY RESEARCHERS AND THEIR CURRENT AND PUBLISHED RESEARCH WHICH RESULTED IN A ROSTER OF RESEARCHERS AND PROJECTS. CURRENT RESEARCH IS SENT TO THE INTERNATIONAL ROAD FEDERATION (WASHINGTON, D. C.) TO B PUBLISHED IN THEIR ANNUAL WORLD SURVEYS OF CURRENT RESEARCH. PUBLISHED RESEARCH IS SENT TO THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH INFORMATION SERVICE (HRIS) OF HRB, FOR INTERNATIONAL DISSEMINATION BY THE HRB-IRRD SYSTEM. AT THE SAME TIME, COMPUTER PRINTOUTS WITH HIGHWAY RESEARCH ABSTRACTS RECEIVED FROM HRIS ARE DISTRIBUTED TO THE BRAZILIAN HIGHWAY RESEARCHERS APPEARING IN THE ABOVE-MENTIONED ROSTERS; THESE ABSTRACTS ARE SELECTED FOR DISSEMINATION TO BRAZILIAN RESEARCHERS ON THE BASIS OF A KEYWORD PROFILE CORRESPONDING TO THEIR SPECIFIC SUBJECTS OF INTEREST. THUS THE BRAZILIAN ROAD RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IPR) ACOMPLISHES TWO OF ITS MAIN OBJECTIVES: (1) TO GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT HIGHWAY RESEARCH GOING ON IN THE WORLD TO TECHNICIANS, RESEARCHERS, CONTRACTORS, EXPERTS, AND SCHOLARS OF THE BRAZILIAN HIGHWAY COMMUNITY; AND (2) TO DISSEMINATE ABROAD HIGHWAY RESEARCH DONE IN BRAZIL. THE BRAZILIAN HIGHWAY RESEARCH INFORMATION SERVICE TRIES ALSO TO COOPERATE IN THE UPDATING OF DOCUMENTATION CENTERS AND LIBRARIES RELATED TO THE TRANSPORTATION FIELD (UNION CATALOGUE, FORMAT STANDARDS FOR TECHNICAL PAPERS, PLANNED ACQUISITION, ETC). IN THE NEAR FUTURE, AS A SECOND STAGE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SERVICE, THE INFORATMION EXCHANGE WILL BE AVAILABLE BY MEANS OF MAGNETIC TAPES CARRYING THE RECORDED ABSTRACTS. THE BRAZILIAN HIGHWAY RESEARCH INFORMATION SERVICE WILL THEN HAVE ITS OWN TAPES WITH ABSTRACTS OF HIGHWAY RESEARCH DONE IN BRAZIL. /RRI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Research Institute /Brazil

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  • Authors:
    • Medeiros, H
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00243034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Institute /Brazil
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 1971 12:00AM