Monday, March 26, 2007


The following was posted to the EBSS list by Nancy Cawley, Communications Lead, ERIC Project. Since Nancy asked for help in getting the word out regarding recent ERIC initiatives and features, here is the information:

"The library community plays an important role in getting the word out about ERIC's new features and initiatives. ERIC is seeking your help in informing members of the education research community about opportunities at the AERA Annual

Meeting to learn more about developments that will enhance access to research: The new Find in a Library feature that permits access to libraries’ full-text holdings or WorldCat as part of an ERIC search at; An initiative to obtain author permissions to release digitized full text of some 340,000 microfiche documents developed between 1966 and 1992; Citation management and other support tools for researchers within the My ERIC personalized space; and The option to include a structured abstract as part of the easy online submission of a conference paper or research paper."

"The research-oriented features and activities described above, and more, will be discussed in two special AERA presentations: (1)ERIC: Advances in Access to Education Research and Information Special Interest Group: Communication of Research Presenters: Luna Levinson, U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences; Christina Dunn, Director, National Library of Education; Lawrence Henry, CSC Program Manager, ERIC Tuesday, April 10 12:25 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. Sheraton/Michigan/Level 2, and (2) ERIC: Your Education Research Tool Presenter: Larry Henry, CSC Program Manager, ERIC Wednesday, April 11 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Marriott Chicago Downtown Northwestern Room (6th floor). "

"ERIC is also exhibiting in Booth #608 in the Hyatt Regency Exhibit Hall."

AERA is the American Educational Research Association and their 2007 annual conference is being held Monday, April 9 thorugh Friday, April 13th in Chicago.

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