ERIC Number: ED027928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation, Analysis, and Evaluation of Activities Connected with the Operation of Educational Information Service Centers. Final Report.
Sherman, C. Neil; and Others
This one-year project produced several publications and an evaluative investigation, all having to do with the rapidly growing community of educational information centers. Over 1500 such centers were surveyed by questionnaire to determine their locations, sizes, activities, and holdings. A directory which lists and describes some four hundred centers was compiled and will be published by the U.S. Office of Education. Survey data and visits to selected centers were used to prepare an article for publication in "American Education." Two other products of the project, "ERIC Can Help" and "How to Use ERIC," are brochures that provide brief descriptions of ERIC, its users, publications, and services. The project also produced an introductory manual for use by personnel involved in the planning and operation of educational information centers. This manual was used as a text at the OE-sponsored institutes conducted during the summer of 1968 for the training of center personnel. A revised edition entitled "The Educational Information Center: An Introduction" will be available by mid-July, 1969. The project team attended the summer training institutes and, as the result of interviews with staffs and attendees and classroom observation, made recommendations for future institutes. Appended are selected statistics from the questionnaires. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Falls Church, VA.