ERIC Number: ED163969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Information System for Ontario. Final Report, March 1977-April 1978.
Auster, Ethel; Lawton, Stephen B.
This final report describing the operation and research of the EISO project, which provides online bibliographic search services to educators of Ontario, briefly summarizes the first and second interim reports. In addition, it discusses users and the uses of EISO information by providing mini-case studies to illustrate quantitative data and identifying factors contributing to use or non-use of search results. The monthly and yearly satisfaction levels of users who did and did not utilize the services of intermediaries--Educational Information Consultants--are also explored. The negotiation process between user and intermediary is analyzed and a preliminary model of the process is developed. A systems evaluation of user satisfaction employing sociological and process variables is also included. Recent trends and developments in online searching are reviewed to illustrate how these trends and EISO's own research and experience have resulted in the project's operation. Appendices include user evaluation questionnaires, EISO order forms, and publicity brochures. (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.