The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) has released citation management on its website. Searchers can now mark records for placement in a temporary workspace called "My Clipboard." This new feature permits users to print, email, or export records as well as save them to a folder in their "My ERIC" account. Another enhancement, in Beta test development, is a link to "My Library." The feature, based on Open URL technology, enables users to link to electronic resources available in their library. Ten universities are participating in the testing.
The Department of Education's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program's website has been updated. The site contains information on recent SBIR awards in the Department, as well as information on the FY 2006 solicitations at IES, the Office of Postsecondary Education, and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services/National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. For more information on the program, contact Edward Metz
, the Department's SBIR Program Manager.
On November 30, NCES launched its redesigned website. It was designed to greatly improve navigation, search capabilities, ease of use, and to provide more consistency in look and feel throughout the site. The new website features:
- A more inviting homepage that displays current NCES events, data snapshots, "did you knows," and a list of most visited sites.
- RSS (Really Simple Syndication, an XML-based format for sharing and distributing Web content, such as news headlines ) feeds so users can get NCES news delivered directly to their desktops.
- A section that lists all of the various web-based data tools.
- A standard publication release format.