*** NOTICE ***
The ERIC Clearinghouse on
Information & Technology
web site is no longer in operation.
The United States Department of Education continues to offer the
All ERIC Clearinghouses plus AskERIC will be closed permanently as of December 31, 2003.
In January 2004, the Department of Education will implement a reengineering plan for ERIC. The new ERIC mission continues the core function of providing a centralized bibliographic database of journal articles and other published and unpublished education materials. It enhances the database by adding free full text and electronic links to commercial sources and by making it easy to use and up to date.
From January 2004 until the new ERIC model for acquiring education literature is developed later in 2004, no new materials will be received and accepted for the database. However, the ERIC database will continue to grow, as thousands of documents selected by the ERIC clearinghouses throughout 2003 will be added. When the new model is ready later in 2004, the new ERIC contractor will communicate with publishers, education organizations, and other database contributors to add publications and materials released from January 2004 forward.
? Search the ERIC database.
? Search the ERIC Calendar of Education-Related Conferences.
? Link to the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS) to purchase ERIC full-text documents.
? Link to the ERIC Processing and Reference Facility to purchase ERIC tapes and tools.
? Stay up-to-date about the ERIC transition to a new contractor and model.
Library and Information Science Discussion GroupsMailing List Discussion Group Archives
Archives of some library media and education technology-related mailing lists are highlighted here.
A mailing list is an automated e-mail system on the Internet, and is related to a specific subject matter such as school librarianship. There are more than 10,000 such lists. Users subscribe to the lists via e-mail and subsequently receive all new postings made to the list automatically. Conversely, when the user sends an e-mail message is to the mailing list, it is then automatically forwarded to all of the addresses in the list.
This mailing list focuses on School Library Media & Network Communications. LM_Netters are a cohesive group of geographically dispersed people who hold common interests, share problems and solutions, and work together to fulfill individual and group goals through technology. Subscribers note that LM_Net puts the library media profession right in the center of the national networking movement. In many ways, this mailing list represents cutting-edge applications of mailing list and Internet capabilities to professional practice.
Comprehensive information about the LM_NET mailing list along with some useful tools.
This mailing list provides a forum for discussing the "Big Six Skills" approach to Information Literacy. The "Big Six Skills" represents a systematic approach to information problem solving, six broad skill areas necessary for successful information problem solving, and a complete library and information skills curriculum.
Finding Mailing Lists
The Internet provides thousands of discussion groups allowing users to place themselves on electronic mailing lists.