ERIC Number: ED400789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
ERIC Annual Report, 1996. Summarizing the Recent Accomplishments of the Educational Resources Information Center.
Smarte, Lynn; And Others
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system encompasses the world's largest and most frequently used education database as well as a network of 16 subject-specific clearinghouses and supporting services. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, and is administered by the National Library of Education. For 30 years, ERIC has been an important component of the national education dissemination system, ensuring that education information reaches those who need it. The ERIC database now contains nearly 900,000 records of education documents and journal articles, including abstracts of 6,000 published books. This annual report highlights many recent achievements in the ERIC system. ERIC is accessible from virtually anywhere in the world. In 1995, ERIC Clearinghouses distributed more than 1.5 million copies of their publications, many of them at no cost. ERIC works cooperatively to reduce duplication of effort and ensure cost-effective service. More than 625,000 copies of ERIC-produced publications were distributed by other organizations in 1995. Highlights, with illustrations, include the ERIC Database; ERIC publications; ERIC's accessibility; ERIC World Wide Web sites; ERIC Digests; ERIC Partnerships; ERIC-sponsored listservs; the ERIC budget; the ERIC system directory; and what's ahead from ERIC. (AEF)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Educational Resources Information Center (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.