ERIC Number: ED163967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Information System for Ontario. Interim Report, March 1975-February 1976.
Auster, Ethel; Lawton, Stephen B.
This interim report of the EISO project concentrates on the early phases of the project responsible for the operation of an online bibliographic search service for educators in Ontario. Implementation of services involved providing access to data bases maintained by SDC and Lockheed through a terminal located in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Library: making available copies of documents cited in computer generated bibliographies; and training consultants to help clarify and negotiate requests from users in the North Bay area of Ontario. This report reviews relevant literature on information centers, intermediaries, and changes in education, and describes the social effects of integrating EISO into OISE. The training program for Educational Information Consultants is evaluated. The business systems, designed to account for the financial aspects of the service, are outlined, and an actual user's experience negotiating a search request is provided. The theoretical models utilized in EISO's set-up are outlined in detail. Data collected for user studies are included together with preliminary findings. Appendices include sample time lines, job descriptions, data collection instruments, business forms, publicity items, and project training programs. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.