ERIC Number: ED352034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Bibliographic Control of Education Materials in Canada.
Bruce, Elaine; Hamalian, Arpi
This exploration of the state of Canadian bibliography in the area of education builds on a paper on the same topic that was delivered at the First National Conference on the State of Canadian Bibliography in 1974, and reviews recommendations made at that time. Information was gathered from key informants, including practitioners and producers of commercial databases. The paper covers four topic areas: (1) progress in Canadian subject bibliography in education, including the impacts of technology on format and content, areas needing research, and suggestions for improving the quality of the education databases; (2) the current state of bibliographic resources in education, including key Canadian bibliographic tools; (3) a review of three 1974 recommendations for educational bibliography and actions taken on these recommendations; and (4) 10 new recommendations that respond to changes in the field. The review of bibliographic tools includes Canadiana and Canadian Education Index (CEI), both of which are available online and in paper copy; ONTERIS, a database that serves as a clearinghouse for a high percentage of educational documents produced in Ontario by education professionals; EDUQ, which is one of Quebec's major bibliographic tools in education; emerging databases that offer bibliographic control of specialized areas within education; bibliographic publications available in paper format; a description of bibliographic control of audiovisual materials; and the state of bibliographic control of government publications. A list of individuals consulted in preparing the paper concludes the report. (Contains 32 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Educational Information; Ontario; Quebec
Note: Paper prepared for the National Conference on Canadian Bibliography: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities (3rd, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, May 31-June 1, 1992).