ERIC Number: ED220105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-21
Reference Count: 0
ERIC as a Resource for Improving Education: How Is It Doing?
Heinmiller, J. L.
Following a brief description of the role of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) as a provider of bibliographic control over the fugitive research and development literature in education, this paper reports on a number of studies evaluating various aspects of the effectiveness of the ERIC system. The function of ERIC as a vehicle for information dissemination is discussed, and a series of National Institute of Education studies which explored the extent to which Federal support of ERIC has fostered general purpose information dissemination in education are reviewed. Highlights and summaries of the findings are provided for the ERIC Acquisition and Selection Study, a study on Project Policy Options for Information Systems of the Future, and the ERIC Cost and Usage Study, and a forthcoming study on The Use of ERIC Resources by Information Service Providers is described. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 21, 1982).