ERIC Number: ED099424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of Educational Information Centers. TM Report No. 34.
Brickley, Richard R.; Trohoski, Carolyn V.
Educational Information Centers are defined as those encompassing a broad range of search, retrieval, and dissemination activities aimed at providing both increased and more effective communication of results of research and development in the educational field to local educational decision makers and practitioners. Evaluation issues are approached in light of these components: user needs, information resources (data bases), question negotiation (search and retrieval), impact and utilization, and cost effectiveness. Centers referred to herein are characterized by predominant reliance on the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) data base, supplemented by locally acquired additional materials; formalized interface procedures with their clientele; and a decided user-oriented product concept wherein the emphasis is on the user community developing the questions and the information service providing responses thereto. A chart illustrating a number of centers and the subject of their evaluation questions and the R. I. S. E. (research and information services for education) information center evaluation form with questions ranging from topical coverage on the product to service concerns, client usage, and knowledge of the service are included. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.