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The ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology
web site is no longer in operation.


The United States Department of Education continues to offer the


ERIC Database




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the core function of providing a centralized bibliographic database of journal articles and other published and unpublished education materials.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.


Please use:

www.eric.ed.gov to


         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.

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  Privacy Statement

NOTE:This privacy policy does not cover the mailing list archives. Each mailing list has its own privacy policy. Please visit our mailing list archive page for more information.

Thank you for visiting the ERIC/IT web site and reviewing our privacy policy.  Our policy is simple: we collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us.  We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party.

Non-Personal Information We Record

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, our web site's operating system will automatically record some general information about your visit.

During your visit, our web operating system will record:

1. The Internet domain for your internet service, such as "xschool.edu", if you connect from a school or other educational institution, or "xcompany.com" if you connect using a private Internet access account.

2.  The type of web browser (such as "Netscape version x" or "Internet Explorer version x") that you are using.

3.  The type of operating system that you use (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows).

4.  The date and time you visit our site, and the web pages that you visit on our site.

5.  The address of the previous web site you were visiting, if you linked to us from another web site.

We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site more useful to visitors.  Our system does not record personal information about individuals.

Information from E-mail You Send to Us

If you decide to send us an electronic mail message (e-mail), the message will usually contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally-identifying  information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we may use that information in responding to your question.  Please be aware that most e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. Please send only information necessary to help us respond to your question.

Information Collected from Interactive Forms

We ask you to voluntarily submit personal information (such as your e-mail address, name, occupation, etc.) on our question submission form.  That information is used solely to help us answer your question as best we can, or (rarely) to contact you if we have technical problems responding to your question.  The information is not made available to any third party.

Site Security and Intrusion Detection

For security purposes and to make sure this service remains available to all users, our web operating system collects information that could help identify someone making unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise damage this website.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we make no other attempts to identify individual users or their usage habits. We only use raw monitoring data logs for determining trends in usage patterns and in diagnosing systems problems.

Links to Other Sites

Our policy discloses the privacy practices for the ERIC/IT web site, but ERIC/IT does provide links to other web sites. When you leave the ERIC/IT Web site (http://ericit.org), you will be going to sites that are beyond our control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here for ERIC/IT do not apply to any external links. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal information.

If you have questions about ERIC/IT's privacy policy or other questions about our site, contact:

ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology
621 Skytop Rd., Suite 160
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244-5290
email: eric@ericir.syr.edu

For more information on privacy on the Internet and in the electronic age, see:

* Privacy Forum

* Center for Democracy and Technology Privacy Issues

* Electronic Privacy Information Center

Thanks again for visiting the ERIC/IT web site!

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