ERIC Number: ED311903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Directory of Education Related Clearinghouses.
Klein, Susan S.
To better coordinate the work of the 16 ERIC Clearinghouses with that of other information service providers, the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) conducted a survey that defined and described the clients and services of 100 public and private education-related clearinghouses. For the purposes of this survey, a clearinghouse is defined as a place: (1) where organized databases are maintained and continuously updated; (2) which maintains an extensive set of resources in a specific education-relevant area; (3) where information from the databases is available to the general public; (4) where staff actively share information with their constituents (e.g., through newsletters); and (5) which describes itself as a clearinghouse, resource center, information center, or information service. This directory provides basic information about each of the clearinghouses surveyed. Each entry contains the following information: clearinghouse name; address; contact person; telephone number; federal funding information; legislative authority; involvement with larger projects; projects within the clearinghouse; government monitor name and telephone number; content focus; key users; types of information provided; coordination with other clearinghouses; database names; type of accessibility; number of items in database; responsive user services; total annual requests; dissemination activities; number on mailing list; technical assistance; and compatibility with ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center). Both an alphabetical list of clearinghouses (table of contents) and a subject index are provided. (SD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.