THE EFFECTIVENESS AND FEASIBILITY OF A NETWORK OF TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH INFORMATION SERVICES (TRISNET) REGIONAL CENTER IN INFORMATION TRANSFER

The National Network of Transportation Research Information Services (TRISNET) will include a series of regional centers to provide local access to the network and loans and photocopies of transportation documents cited in the TRIS abstracting/indexing services. This project investigated the role of the regional center through the offer of services to the transportation community (state and local government and private industry) in the Chicago metropolitan area. The study of user behavior patterns and acceptance of individual services establishes regional center functions: document delivery, TRIS-On-Line searches, referral to other TRISNET components and user feedback to TRISNET management. Regional centers should be located in areas of diversified transportation activity, capitalizing on existing general transportation information resources. Additional recommendations include regional center funding, charges, marketing and specialized products for TRISNET.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Transportation Center, Leverone Hall
    Evanston, IL  United States  60201

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gustave, J R
    • Libman, A
    • JACOBSON, B
    • Silva, J
    • ROY, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST/76/36 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50090
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1977 12:00AM