ERIC Number: ED105908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Massachusetts State Educational Information Center (SEIC). Final Report. Volume One.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Educational Information Services.; Mitre Corp., Bedford, MA.
Project SEIC (State Educational Information Center) was funded to increase the demand for and use of educational information, especially ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) information, and to make more cost effective delivery of information services. To accomplish these goals Project SEIC first assessed the state-of-the-art of computer technology, validating that software packages capable of meeting Project needs existed. The appropriate packages were installed at a computer facility, while governance, privacy, and confidentiality issues were being resolved. The Project also focused on defining the problems in information dissemination and utilization, and on the relationship between these functions and the diffusion of innovations. Systems and management insights were applied to supplement the understanding of the diffusion process originally observed by psychologists and sociologists. The Project itself was cast into a framework of planned change. A systematic program of dissemination/diffusion was developed known as RSVP (Responsive Services for a Variety of Practitioners). This first volume of the three volume report relates the story of the SEIC Project: its goals, how they were accomplished, and conclusions and recommendations. (JY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Educational Information Services.; Mitre Corp., Bedford, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts