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King, Donald W. 1932-

Works: 146 works in 427 publications in 1 language and 5,997 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Use studies  Handbooks and manuals  Charts, diagrams, etc  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Originator
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Most widely held works by Donald W King
Telecommunications and libraries : a primer for librarians and information managers by Donald W King( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libraries and the transfer of information; Basics of telecommunications; Cable TV and libraries; Communications satellites; Videotext: implications and applications for libraries; Facsimile and libraries; The potential impact of optical disc technology; The future of the library in the age of telecommunications; Roadblocks to future ideal information transfer; A bibliographic introduction to telecommunications
The evaluation of information services and products by Donald W King( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systems, evaluation and measures: some general considerations; Measures for evaluating identification systems; Macroevaluation of identification systems; Microevaluation of identification systems; Evaluation of indexing processes and indexing language; Evaluation of document screening processes; Evaluation of the user-system interface; Evaluation of composition, reproduction, acquisition, storage, and presentation systems; A net benefit model for evaluating document transfer systems; User surveys and marketing research; Sampling methods; Experimental design
Communication patterns of engineers by Carol Tenopir( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together, summarizes, and analyzes the research on how engineers communicate. It presents benchmark data and identifies gaps in the existing research
Special libraries : increasing the information edge by José-Marie Griffiths( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards electronic journals : realities for scientists, librarians, and publishers by Carol Tenopir( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to help scientists, librarians and publishers better understand the dynamic nature of the journal system so they can make more informed decisions regarding electronic journals in the future
Scientific journals in the United States : their production, use, and economics by Donald W King( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key papers in the economics of information by Donald W King( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cost of information products and services; Pricing information products and services; Information value
Key papers in the design and evaluation of information systems( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in library and information science education by José-Marie Griffiths( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To determine the current and future competencies required by librarians and information professionals, a project was undertaken to meet the following objectives: set forth an idealized framework to be used by the librarian and information professional community; determine a first set of competencies which are validated in the workplace to some extent; establish initial education and training requirements; initiate a process for communication among the principal librarians and information professional participants which can be continued after project completion; and describe steps that can be taken in the future to ensure continuation of the competency achievement cycle. To meet these objectives, substantial input was obtained from a large number of organizations, educators, employers, professional societies, and individual professionals. The study results are presented in a six-chapter report and five appendices. Report chapters comprise: Overview of the Project; a Framework for Describing Librarian and Information Professional Competencies; Methods; Information Workers and Librarians and Information Professionals; Librarian and Information Professional Competencies; and Educational Requirements and Implications. Appendices include a literature review; secondary analyses (including analyses of information professional and librarian vacancy announcements); an example of the relationships between competencies, performance, effectiveness, and value in three special libraries; a bibliography; and an annotated bibliography. Twelve supplementary volumes provide detailed descriptions of competencies for the following positions: (1) Academic Librarian; (2) Public Librarian; (3) School Librarian; (4) Special Librarian; (5) Database Producer; (6) Database Distributor/Service; (7) Information Center/Clearinghouse; (8) Records and Information Manager; (9) Archivist/Museum; (10) Information Analysis Center; (11) Information Service Company; and (12) Library System Supplier. (Thc)
A strong future for public library use and employment by José-Marie Griffiths( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book serves as a crucial guide to public library administrators as they plan for staffing in years to come. --Book Jacket
A manual on the evaluation of information centers and services = Manual pour l'évaluation des centres et services d'Information by José-Marie Griffiths( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual is a follow-up to AGARD lecture series' The evaluation of Information centres and services, LS 160, published in September 1988 (AD-A202 498). It suggests an approach to evaluation devised by the authors, which emphasizes the use of evaluation measures, models and methods and includes data and results from actual studies
Survey of library networks and cooperative library organizations, 1985-1986 by Donald W King( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chart book of indicators of scientific & technical communication in the United States by inc King Research( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A total of 27 figures is used to display information about (1) a scientific and technical (s & t) information transfer model, (2) United States s & t communication costs, and (3) U.S. s & t literature items. Figures dealing with communication costs include such variables as function, number of scientists or engineers, literature media, current and constant dollars, and process and control share of s & t communication costs. Figures dealing with s & t literature items give information on such variables as number of literature media types, prices in current and constant dollars, distribution, and number of subscriptions. (Cmv)
Statistical indicators of scientific and technical communication, 1960-1980 by Donald W King( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes results of the second year of research in developing statistical indicators of scientific and technical communication. This effort placed special emphasis on the periodical literature including new estimates of the number of journals and other periodicals, characteristics of journals, journal prices, number of subscribers, and type of publishers. Special analyses are also presented for the value of the journals and for the economics of page changes. Other sections in the report cover books, technical reports, library and secondary services, the amount of resources attributable to federal sources and the total amount of resource expenditures involved in scientific and technical communication. Most principal estimates are included in a set of time series analyses including observations from 1960 to 1975. (Author/HM)
Statistical indicators of scientific & technical communication (1960-1980) by Donald W King( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication by engineers : a literature review of engineers' information needs, seeking processes, and use by Donald W King( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There have been hundreds, perhaps thousands, of studies involving scientific and technical information communication performed over the last 25 years. This review attempts to provide a window to these studies for persons interested in studying the results published in technical reports and the formal literature. This review primarily deals with the information-seeking needs and behavior of engineers and, to a lesser degree, scientists or those said to be generally engaged in research and development. The principal focus in on primary communications through interpersonal means and through information found in documents such as books, journal articles, technical reports, etc. Less attention is paid here to the use of secondary services and products such as printed bibliographic indexes and automated bibliographic databases; numeric databases; intermediary organizations such as libraries, information clearinghouses, and information analysis centers (IACs); and technologies used by engineers for communication purpose. The review covers research reported from 1970 forward, although some exceptions are made, particularly when earlier studies begin a sustained series of studies or when they serve as precedents for other subsequent studies. Section 2 provides a brief overview and summary observations concerning: scientific and technical information (sti) communication research approaches and models; sti communication; communication through primary sti media; interpersonal sti communication; sti communication through secondary media and databases; use of libraries, IACs, and clearinghouses; and state-of-the-art literature reviews of engineers' information needs, information-seeking processes, and information use. Section 3 discusses some distinctions made in the literature between engineers' and scientists' information needs, information-seeking processes, and information use. Several extensive and continuous sti communication research efforts are discussed in section 4, including general research themes, brief descriptions of research methods used, and some significant findings. The research review, section 5, consists of a numbered list of 456 references, given in alphabetical order by author. An annotated bibliography of many of the references follows in section 6. a subject index and author index are also provided in section 7. (mas)
New directions in library and information science education : final report by José-Marie Griffiths( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library cost benefit analysis : a manual prepared for the library cost benefit analysis seminar presented at the SUNY/OCLC network annual directors day on February 17, 1983 by José-Marie Griffiths( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library systems in New York State : a study by José-Marie Griffiths( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive state-wide study of library systems in New York state describes them and analyzes the way they are working; compares that to the intent of library laws and regulations and to the needs of state residents for library services; and recommends changes where a need for them is indicated. (Three types of library systems are identified: Public Library Systems; the Reference and Research Library Resources Systems (rrlrs); and School Library Systems.) Five components were studied: (1) mission and services; (2) governance; (3) intersystem relationships and cooperation; (4) funding; and (5) measurement. Data were gathered through formal surveys; interviews; analysis of relevant reports; and meetings with various groups. The 117 individual types of services provided by library systems that were identified support libraries and citizens in five ways: enhancement of library services; performance of library operational functions; direct services to users; support of library development; and enhancement of cooperation and communication. The results of this study leave little doubt about the use, usefulness, and value of library systems in New York state, although some areas that need improvement are indicated. A lengthy summary of the study is followed by a list of the major recommendations and detailed analyses of the data for each of the areas studied. Appended materials include copies of the questionnaires, and data are displayed in 7 figures and 50 tables. (Bbm)
Time-sharing innovation for operations research and decision-making by Operations Research/Time Sharing Symposium( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of the book is computer time-sharing innovation and operations research with particular emphasis placed on exploring the role of time-sharing technology as a tool for decision-making. Particular hardware and software techniques are not emphasized, although current applications are presented in some of the papers. The book is meant for management and systems analysts who wish to investigate the benefits of time-sharing capabilities
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Communication patterns of engineers
Alternative Names
King, D. W. 1932-

King, D. W. (Donald Ward), 1932-

King, Donald W.

King, Donald W. 1932-

King, Donald Ward

King, Donald Ward 1932-

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New directions in library and information science educationA strong future for public library use and employment