ERIC Number: ED348067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
ERIC Clearinghouse Scope of Interest Guide. ERIC Processing Manual, Appendix A.
Brandhorst, Ted, Ed.; And Others
This guide identifies and describes the subject areas covered by the ERIC Clearinghouses. Each Clearinghouse scope statement is provided in the following three-part format: (1) Formal Statement--A comprehensive and detailed description of the scope areas, mainly for use by the ERIC Facility in assigning documents (on the basis of their subject matter) to Clearinghouses for processing, for Clearinghouses in referring documents to other Clearinghouses, and as an aid in indexing a document from the point of view of more than just one Clearinghouse; (2) Explanatory Notes--Supplementary notes that modify, qualify, and explain the formal statement; for use primarily within the ERIC network to ensure that operating staff know of special arrangements for coverage made between or among Clearinghouses; (3) Brief Statements--A summary statement for use in broadly disseminated, systemwide promotional flyers and brochures requiring fairly brief treatment of Clearinghouse scope areas. Scope of interest statements for each Clearinghouse are followed by an alphabetical listing of subject index terms particularly applicable to that scope. The terms are made up primarily, but not necessarily entirely, of Descriptors from the ERIC Thesaurus. The final section of the Guide contains a composite alphabetical listing of all of the applicable subject terms and constitutes, in effect, an overall index to the Guide. It is useful in bringing together concepts/terms covered by more than one Clearinghouse, as well as in determining which Clearinghouse covers a particular concept. (WTB)
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Databases, Decentralization, Documentation, Education, Indexing, Information Processing, Information Storage, Information Systems, Intellectual Disciplines, Interests, Library Science, Library Technical Processes, Specialization, Subject Index Terms
ERIC Processing and Reference Facility, 1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850-4305 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - General; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Processing and Reference Facility, Rockville, MD.; ARC Professional Services Group, Rockville, MD. Information Systems Div.; Educational Resources Information Center (ED), Washington, DC.