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Michael Ravnitzky
04-11-1997, 01:08 AM
DO YOU WANT A LIST OF RARE, PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE MILITARY REPORTS ON
THE SUBJECT OF BIOMECHANICS, KINESIOLOGY AND RELATED TOPICS?

You can get a list of [largely unpublished] military technical reports
on Biomechanics and related topics. Many of these reports have been
locked away for various bureaucratic reasons and have not been put into
the public domain, until now.

Here are some subject keywords with which you can obtain a LIST of
a couple of hundred military technical reports on biomechanics,
kinesiology and related subjects from the Defense Technical Information
Center, a government agency. [see below]

KEYWORDS: (you can also include your own selected keywords)

Biomechanics
Biomechanical
Kinesiology
Bionics

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not bother using the DTIC web site--in a nutshell,
it is worthless because the web site omits most of the two million
technical reports in the DTIC collection. [Most of these reports are
NOT, repeat NOT, repeat NOT in the NTIS collection, and have been
unavailable to the public.] Send a letter instead--you will get much
better results.

The fee is likely to be free or only a few bucks. You probably want to
include a statement in the letter such as *I agree to pay reasonable
fees associated with this request. Please notify me if the cost will
exceed $25.*, so that they won't delay the processing of the request.
Remember, they WILL try to dissuade you from asking for such a list. If
they send you a letter, and you do not respond, they will withdraw your
request and you will not get your information.

Here is a form letter to use for your request:

To: Defense Technical Information Center
Attn: DTIC-RSM [Kelly D. Akers, FOIA Manager]
8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 0944
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6128 USA
Phone: 703-767-9194

Dear Ms. Akers:

I request the following records under the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act:

A computer generated technical report bibliography of reports on the
subject[s]/keyword[s] of:

________________ OR _________________ OR ________________ OR

_______________ OR _________________ OR _______________

Please send me this bibliography for ALL years in your computerized
index.

This is a request for DTIC records, please don't forward my request to
NTIS. Please include both classified and unclassified records in your
search. If any of the records are classified, please review them for
release, or the release of nonsensitive portions.

I am an individual, noncommercial requester and this request is not
being made for commercial purposes.

[OR YOU MIGHT INSTEAD INDICATE DIFFERENTLY IF YOU ARE A COMMERCIAL
REQUESTER, OR AN EDUCATIONAL OR SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION, OR A
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MEDIA; AND YOU SHOULD JUSTIFY YOUR CATEGORY
PLACEMENT WITH SOME INFORMATION ABOUT WHY YOU BELONG IN THE EDUCATIONAL
AND SCIENTIFIC, OR MEDIA CATEGORIES.]

I also agree to pay up to $25 for reasonable fees associated with this
request.


Sincerely,

______________



Hope you find this a useful resource. Please send me a personal email
if you have any questions.

Michael Ravnitzky
MikeRav@ix.netcom.com