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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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Fraser, Bruce T.; Nelson, Timothy W.; McClure, Charles R. – Library & Information Science Research, 2002
Describes the economic impacts and benefits received from public libraries in Florida, indicating that public libraries make a significant contribution to the economic development of the state. Discusses taxpayer funding, budget cuts, and determining economic impacts from taxpayer investments; and presents a framework for further studies.…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Economic Development, Economic Impact, Futures (of Society)
McClure, Charles R.; Fraser, Bruce T.; Nelson, Timothy W.; Robbins, Jane B. – 2001
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the economic impacts and benefits of Florida public libraries. The study objectives were to: describe the role of public libraries in economic development; identify and describe the range of specific activities and programs engaged in to support economic development; identify factors that…
Descriptors: Community Services, Data Analysis, Economic Development, Information Services