ERIC Number: ED179705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Continuation and Expansion of a Research and Development Information System. Final Report.
Eigeman, Elaine G.; Brooks, JoAnn
The overall goal of the Vocational Education Information Services project was to support vocational education in Indiana by facilitating more efficient use of information and by developing more effective products for wide dissemination. First, a needs assessment was conducted to determine specific user populations and user needs for information and services. Next, a plan for implementing the information system was developed, types of materials to be included in the collection were identifed, and methods of cataloging and recording these materials were analyzed. Agreements were made with three local information brokers to obtain literature search services and with the Indiana University Libraries to borrow books and use their computer terminals for searching. Topics of interest for wide dissemination were identified. Articles about exemplary vocational education projects funded by the state were solicited for publication in a newsletter. Copies of the newsletter were disseminated to state vocational educators and administrators. In addition, eight reports of high quality Indiana research and development products were produced and disseminated. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.