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Friday, July 18, 2003

More on the fate of ERIC....In the July 17 Chronicle of Higher Education, Brock Read reports that a group of faculty at Syracuse University is fighting to preserve AskERIC, a search engine for ERIC that lost its federal funding in the ERIC reorganization. (The story is only accessible to subscribers.) Excerpt: "But professors at the Information Institute of Syracuse, the location of ERIC's Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, think the AskERIC site is worth continuing, and are preparing to manage it as a branch of the university. Since the Syracuse staff already oversees the site's day-to-day operation, the change will involve only seeking money from the university and from outside sources, rather than depending on the Education Department for funds."