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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology

Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology

Date: August 1975
Creator: The George Washington University
Description: These readings explore the historical, theoretical, methodological, and institutional aspects of assessment. Many of these publications represent early efforts to probe the concept and methodologies of the assessment function.
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Automated Guideway Transit: An Assessment of PRT and Other New Systems

Automated Guideway Transit: An Assessment of PRT and Other New Systems

Date: June 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing the Automated Guideway Transit Systems, with both detailed findings and summaries.
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Drugs in Livestock Feed: Volume 1: Technical Report

Drugs in Livestock Feed: Volume 1: Technical Report

Date: June 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) over the use of drugs in livestock feed
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The Effects of Nuclear War

The Effects of Nuclear War

Date: May 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "the full range of effects that nuclear war would have on civilians: direct effects from blast and radiation; and indirect effects from economic, social, and political disruption" (Foreward).
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Renewable Ocean Energy Sources: Part 1 - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Renewable Ocean Energy Sources: Part 1 - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Date: May 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report in a series by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) considering renewable ocean energy sources as a possible energy supply. This report focuses on ocean thermal energy conversion and analyzes the feasibility of using it and evaluates current research on the topic (p. iii).
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Requirements for Fulfilling a National Materials Policy

Requirements for Fulfilling a National Materials Policy

Date: {1974-08-11,1974-08-16}
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Report from a conference focused on finding a "consensus on main themes of materials policy, and to focus national attention on the need for a strong, effective national network of materials information systems" (p. 1).
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Residential Energy Conservation

Residential Energy Conservation

Date: July 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "the potential for conserving energy in homes in terms of energy and costs" and "reviews existing and promising technologies, and a broad set of issues affecting why these technologies are or are not used, how their level of use and effectiveness can be improved, and related Federal programs and policies" (p. iii).
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A Review of Alternative Approaches to Federal Funding of Rail Rehabilitation

A Review of Alternative Approaches to Federal Funding of Rail Rehabilitation

Date: September 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that is part of a plan to restructure the railroads of the Northeast. It "provides a conceptual framework for the evaluation of alternative approaches to federal assistance for the rehabilitation of the nation's railroad fixed plant" (p. xiv).
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Emerging Food Marketing Technologies: A Preliminary Analysis

Emerging Food Marketing Technologies: A Preliminary Analysis

Date: October 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the "identification of new or emerging food marketing technologies that will have significant long-range impacts on society and the U.S. food system" (p. 3?).
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Energy, The Economy, and Mass Transit

Energy, The Economy, and Mass Transit

Date: October 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report on a study conducted by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on current economic and energy conditions. The report "summarizes a number of findings regarding recent trends in the transit industry, the effects of current economic and energy conditions on the use of transit, and the relative merits of adopting alternative transportation strategies to increase transit use and achieve energy conservation objectives" (p. 1).
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