ERIC Number: ED461372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
ERIC Annual Report, 2001: Summarizing the Recent Accomplishments of the Educational Resources Information Center.
Smarte, Lynn; Starcher, Heather
Data quality and speed in data processing profoundly affect service provided to the Educational Resources Information Center's (ERIC's) broad audiences. With these factors in mind, a new technology infrastructure for processing records has been acquired and is scheduled for implementation. The story of how the ERIC database is being constructed is featured in this annual report, as are highlights of recent acquisitions. A review of the year 2000 includes discussion of the ERIC database growth in 2000; database content; database access; document delivery; information sharing; and system-wide improvements. The individual ERIC Clearinghouses and support components also report their accomplishments and provide lists of their best-selling publications and recent ERIC Digest titles. A description of ERIC's users services--which include reference and retrieval services, access to Internet resources, literature searches, bibliographies, identification of popular documents, and referrals to other sources of information--is provided. An ERIC system directory and an outline of the ERIC budget are also included. (AEF)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Resources Information Center (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.