This article highlights the major topics of discussion and recommendations that were part of a workshop held at the University of California. The central theme of the workshop was how can the Transportation Research Board improve the nature and use of the Highway Research Information Service? In the initial session, the HRIS operations, services, and products were reviewed. It was noted that the HRIS data base contains about 11,000 research in progress summaries and nearly 62,500 abstracts of research reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, and other documents. HRIS offers four major services and in addition, HRIS is a supplier of TRIS-on-line data base at Battelle Columbus Laboratories. Feedback on HRIS Abstracts and other HRIS services was obtained through a questionnaire survey in April 1976. Further analysis of the survey responses are included in this article. Changes in HRIS operations and services that were implemented as a result of the recommendations of past workshops were reviewed and are also summarized. Using the HRIS status report, the survey observations, suggestions from HRIS users, and the recommendations from the Central Region Workshop as background material, the participants of this workshop were divided into three groups. One group considered input improvements, one considered output improvements, and one considered improvements in intermodal information transfer. The major conclusions and recommendations of the groups are summarized in this article.

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM