ERIC Number: ED352063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Directory of Library Research and Demonstration Projects 1976-1986. Abstracts of Funded Projects. Higher Education Act Title II-B.
Carter, Yvonne B.
This directory provides a chronological and analytical history of the library and information science research projects funded by the Higher Education Act (HEA) Title II-B, Research and Demonstration Program, from 1976 through 1986. It is noted that this program authorizes grants and contracts to institutions of higher education and other public and private agencies to support research and/or demonstrations for the improvement of library and information science and for the dissemination of information derived from such programs. During the early years, the principal goal was general research support with some emphasis on technology; program emphasis shifted during the 1970s to include education for the handicapped, innovation and pluralism in education, career education development, and elimination of racial, ethnic, and cultural barriers to education. In response to these concerns, the library research program took cognizance of social issues in attempts to (1) determine the needs and requirements of Americans who may not have access to adequate library and information services, and (2) to mobilize total community resources to improve the quality of life for the general public. This report provides a project record for each of the 93 projects funded by HEA Title II-B, R and D, over the 10-year period. Each record contains the institution and its address, principal investigator, contract or grant number, dollar value, the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) number if available, an abstract, and a list of descriptors. (The reports and publications are not available from the U.S. Department of Education). The projects are listed in chronological order, and the indexes provide access to the project descriptions via four categories: Subjects (Descriptors), Titles, Institutions (performing organizations), and Principal Investigators. In addition, three statistical appendices provide information relating to the annual funding level of the entire program, types of performing organizations funded, and major subject areas funded. (ALF)
Descriptors: Career Education, Cultural Pluralism, Directories, Disabilities, Federal Government, Grants, Information Needs, Information Science, Information Services, Instructional Development, Library Research, Library Science, Longitudinal Studies, National Programs, Racial Factors, Research Projects, Social Influences, Technology
Education Information Branch, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20208-5641 (single copy free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Students; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title II