What Every Hydraulic Engineer Should Know About Technical Information

by Katharine A. Hayes, US Army Corps of Engineers, Technical Library Branch, St. Louis, MO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Abstract: This paper traces the development of indexing and abstracting of scientific literature and discusses present-day concepts of current awareness, online literature searching and numeric databases. A detailed enumeration of the many types of technical information which an hydraulic engineer might encounter is provided. Finally, the value of information is discussed along with the role the information professional should play in the provision of technical information.

Subject Headings: Information management | Internet | Hydraulics | Numerical methods | Databases | Information systems

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