ERIC Number: ED060923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Evaluation Study of ERIC Products and Services. Volume I of IV. Final Report.
Fry, Bernard M.
The purpose of this study was to examine the use made of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) products and services by members of the educational community, and in this context to evaluate the extent to which the ERIC system is achieving its objectives of guaranteeing ready access to the nation's current significant literature in the field of education. The report is prepared in four volumes and a summary volume. This volume contains the introduction and summary of findings and recommendations which are also given in the summary volume (see LI 003628). Chapter 3 discusses the characteristics of ERIC users and as such it contains sections dealing with: the target population, sampling frame and returns; general background information of ERIC users; the primary professional role of ERIC users; the channels ERIC users employ to obtain information; communication among educators; publication record of ERIC users; the research affiliation of ERIC users; and the outside responsibilities of ERIC users. The material in Chapter 4 demonstrates the extent to which ERIC is meeting its first goal: to make significant but previously unavailable documents easily available to the educational community. (The other volumes of this study are available as LI 003628, and 003630 through 003632.) (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Graduate Library School.