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Highlights Archive for August 2013
August 15, 2013
Exciting Changes in ERIC

ERIC logo The Education Resources Information Center, better known as ERIC, is undergoing a series of exciting changes. These changes are being made in order to provide an improved level of service to the community, at a reduced cost to taxpayers.

On August 2, a new ERIC webpage was released at www.eric.ed.gov. This site contains a simplified search box which returns a more visually appealing set of search results. Additionally, the new site maintains powerful advanced search features for more experienced users. Additional features and content will be added on an ongoing basis through the fall.

In the next few months, the ERIC team will work with an advisory group of librarians and subject matter experts to recommend changes to the selection policy. The goal will be to ensure that ERIC continues to index relevant education literature that meets ERIC users' needs. After the new selection policy is approved, it will be posted on the ERIC website. Shortly thereafter, this committee will revise the list of sources that ERIC indexes to make sure that the sources included are aligned with the selection policy and are the best use of resources.

In early 2015, ERIC intends to release a brand new section of the website that allows users to browse ERIC's content by topic area. There will be 15 topic areas with between 510 subtopics for each topic. Each topic and subtopic will have its own webpage with a factual topic summary with links to relevant ERIC documents, thesaurus terms, and information.

We would like to hear your constructive feedback on the new site as it develops! You can send your feedback to us at ERICRequests@ed.gov.