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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Byrd, Gary D. – College and Research Libraries, 1990
Argues that recent dramatic increases in the numbers and prices of scholarly journals are evidence of a distorted economic marketplace for scholarly information. The discussion covers the strategies needed to reshape the current system of scholarly communication and the need for leadership within the research library community. (34 references)…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Economic Climate, Leadership, Library Expenditures
And Others; Byrd, Gary D. – Library Journal, 1979
Summarizes use statistics for the first year of search activity for the Kansas City Libraries Metropolitan Information Network (MINET). Included are databases searched, types of participating libraries, patron status, search systems used, charges, nonpaid searches, and referrals. (SW)
Descriptors: Databases, Documentation, Information Utilization, Libraries
Byrd, Gary D.; And Others – Library Journal, 1985
Non-technical factors contributing to Triangle Research Libraries Network development are outlined: history of cooperation, common interests, Title II-C and other funding, core of advocates, and organizational structure. Contribution of these factors to overcoming obstacles (lack of funds, divergent interests, balance of power, desire for quick…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Charts, Databases, Financial Support
Noback, Richardson K.; Byrd, Gary D. – 1977
This report represents the extended research following an initial three-year grant reported on in 1975. Goals were: (1) to enact, observe, and assess the results of a program in which medical librarians become integral members of multi-disciplinary patient care and educational teams; and (2) to test the ability of these Clinical Medical Librarians…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Databases, Experimental Programs