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The SCATT Report

S Chandrasekhar Russell L Ackoff (et al): Designing a National Scientific and Technological Communication System, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1976, pp 173, $ 12.00, THE book provides a foreword by Lee G Burchinal, Head, Office of Science Information Service, National Science Foundation. The foreword points out that this book, whichis supported by the National Science Foundation, is an effort to provide an ideal system for the scientific and technical information enterprise in the United States. Russell Ackoff has pioneered in Studies aimed at developing ideal systems for a number of problems. The development of the ideal system in this regard requires a successive revision of a conceptual framework for organising the flow of information from points of origin to all possible points of application. The approach adopted in the book is that all affected parties

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