ERIC Number: ED090908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Research and Analysis to Define Clearinghouse Requirements for the 1968-71 ERIC System. Final Report. Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3.
Bedarf, Erwin W.; Korotkin, Arthur L.
A report is presented of a study undertaken to analyze the future clearinghouse requirements of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system. Volume 1 describes research on the domains of future ERIC clearinghouses. A taxonomy of education was created, a sample of educational literature categorized by means of it, and 21 domains identified. These were refined to 19, and it is recommended that a clearinghouse be established to correspond to each. Volume 2 deals with an analysis of the content, dissemination, and use of ERIC materials. ERIC records are surveyed and a profile of the system is provided in terms of its users, the materials it processes, and the dissemination of those materials. Volume 3 defines ERIC in terms of its functions and components. The interfaces between components are identified, and the interactions which occur are documented. In order to upgrade the system it is recommended that users be familiarized with ERIC, that the role of the repositories be formalized, and that the timeliness of service be improved. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Classification, Clearinghouses, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Literature Reviews, National Programs, Planning, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Research Utilization, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Silver Spring, MD.