Report on the Activities of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Alternative Publication Formats of the Annual Data Report In Reply Refer To: February 11, 1987 WGS-Mail Stop 415 OFFICE OF SURFACE WATER TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO. 87.03 Subject: PROGRAMS AND PLANS--Report on the Activities of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Alternative Publication Formats of the Annual Data Report Attached for your information is a copy of a report summarizing the activities and recommendations of the ad-hoc committee formed to investigate alternative publication formats of the U.S. Geological Survey Annual Data Report. This report contains summaries of all the data provided by the State and District Offices on the questionnaires concerning the Annual Data Report. The committee recommendations and report were presented to the Senior Staff for consideration. They adopted the following recommendations: (1) that two or three pilot reports be prepared and (2) that information on computer access and services be included in the Annual Data Report. The committee will work with the offices within Scientific Information Management and Program Coordination and Technical Support to develop plans and formats for the pilot reports. The results of the review have been well received in most part due to the efforts of the Districts in obtaining information. The improved data reports should provide more information that is readily usable. Thank you for your cooperation. Verne R. Schneider Chief, Office of Surface Water Attachment WRD Distribution: A, FO-LS This memorandum does not supersede any previous OSW technical memorandum.