ERIC Number: ED117818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
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Automated Retrieval of ERIC Materials: Implications for Canadian Educators.
Auster, Ethel; Lawton, Stephen B.
The disadvantages for Canadians using the ERIC system are (1) fledgling Canadian computer information systems are deprived of their financial support; (2) Canadian research included in ERIC can not necessarily be retrieved by country of origin; (3) of the 200 journals indexed in Canadian Education Index (CEI), only 26 are to found among the 600 in ERIC's Current Index for Journals in Education (CIJE); and (4) policies regarding the inclusion, exclusion, and manner of indexing documents are beyond Canadian control. Solutions to some of these problems include (1) more systematic and exclusive utilization of the ERIC system, (2) creation of a Canadian "clearinghouse" indexing all Canadian documents for ERIC, and (3) creation of a bilingual Canadian data collection and indexing system. Considering the complexity of the situation involved in creating an all-Canadian system, interim dependence is deemed necessary for one to three years on the ERIC data base searched via an existing U.S. online retrieval system. (MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada