ERIC Number: ED348057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Acquisitions. ERIC Processing Manual, Section II.
Mathews, Gail, Ed.
Rules and guidelines are provided for the process of acquiring documents and journal articles to be considered for inclusion in the ERIC database. The differing responsibilities of the Government, the ERIC Clearinghouses, and the ERIC Facility are delineated. The various methods by which documentary material can be obtained are described. Sample solicitations are provided covering different situations. The need for proper recordkeeping and forms is emphasized and examples are given of form letters, reply cards, thank you notes, in-process records, scope overlap notices, reproduction release forms, etc. The systemwide list entitled "ERIC Acquisitions Arrangements" is described and its proper use specified. Acquisitions as it applies to the "Current Index to Journals in Education" is also covered. The use and preparation of the "Acquisitions Data Report" (ADR) for duplicate checking of incoming materials is also discussed. The "Submitting Documents to ERIC" brochure is reproduced. An index concludes the publication. (CRW)
ERIC Processing and Reference Facility, 1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850-4305 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - General; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Processing and Reference Facility, Rockville, MD.; ARC Professional Services Group, Rockville, MD. Information Systems Div.; Educational Resources Information Center (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Supersedes previous edition, ED 219 083. Loose-leaf, updated continuously. Section 2 of the ERIC Processing Manual (IR 054 276).