ERIC Number: ED316838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-29
Reference Count: N/A
An Overview of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. ERIC/RCS White Paper No. 1 (1990).
Smith, Carl B.
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national network of 16 specialized clearinghouses and several central ERIC service facilities, each of which is charged with enhancing the ERIC database of educational resources by identifying hard-to-find materials including research reports, curriculum guides, conference papers, project/program reviews, and government reports. The ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills (ERIC/RCS) collects, evaluates, and disseminates educational information related to research, instruction, and personnel preparation at all levels and in all institutions, including documents on all aspects of reading and writing, English, journalism and mass communications, and speech and theater. ERIC/RCS also synthesizes and analyzes selected information from the database. Among the many products now available from ERIC/RCS are digests, FAST bibliographies, minibibliographies, and monographs. ERIC users play an important role in the identification of topics for future ERIC/RCS publications, and most of the authors are ERIC users. ERIC/RCS has a packet of descriptive literature about the ERIC system, and brochures and order forms for ERIC products and publications are available upon request. (RS)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Commun Skills
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Indiana State Reading Conference (Indianapolis, IN, March 29, 1990).