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NCHRP 20-07/Task 067 [Completed]

AASHTO Publications in CD-ROM Format
[ NCHRP 20-07 (Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways) ]

  Project Data
Funds: 50000
Research Agency: Texas Transportation Institute
Effective Date: 10/1/1994
Completion Date: 6/30/1997
Comments: Completed

Task 67, FY 1994, "AASHTO Publications in CD-ROM Format" (Mr. Byron Blaschke). The use of CD-ROM as a distribution mechanism for AASHTO's technical publications raises a number of complex questions, including copyrights, dealing with frequent changes to documents, costs, user needs, and controls over computer-readable forms of documents. A consultant identified the various AASHTO publications, reviewed the opportunities and constraints associated with the distribution of these publications on CD-ROM, and gathered feedback from prospective users of the publications. The results from this effort have verified a strong interest in utilizing CD-ROM technology, and consequently a second phase effort was initiated to consider technical, user, administrative, and legal issues and recommend a business plan for AASHTO. A business plan was developed for AASHTO. It includes background on electronic media and delivery formats for AASHTO documents, and it provides an opportunity for analysis and recommendations.

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