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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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Robbins, Jane B. – Government Information Quarterly, 2001
Provides an overview of the mission, structure, and resource base of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). Highlights include problems in meeting the information needs of a wide variety of educational practitioners as part of the mission; structure, based on organizational decentralization; and resources that are limited by…
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Databases, Decentralization, Educational Resources
Robbins, Jane B. – 2000
As a first step toward developing a strategy for a comprehensive external evaluation of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system, this paper contributes by providing an overview of the system's mission, structure, and resources. A brief review of ERIC's historical development and extant literature, the conduct of a key informants…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Information Networks
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
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Robbins, Jane B. – Journal of Library Administration, 1992
This report on the development of the American Library Association's revised standards for master's level programs in library and information studies describes the principal activities preceding the current revision process and details key changes to and retentions from the 1972 Standards. A timetable of remaining steps is included. (NRP)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Development, Higher Education
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Robbins-Carter, Jane B.; And Others – College and Research Libraries, 1985
Presents reactions of four professionals in library field to two-part article concerning future of academic librarianship. Topics covered include academic library administration, library education, current and future job skills and requirements, fundamental changes necessary before librarians can accept new responsibilities, and additional…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Job Skills