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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

ERIC provides OA to digitized microfiche docs

The US Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) has reported the first results of its (OA) Microfiche Digitization Project.  From its June 24 announcement:

ERIC is pleased to announce release of the first wave of content from the Microfiche Digitization Project. This first release provides full text access to more than 20,000 documents published on microfiche by ERIC between 1988 and 1992. Thousands of copyright holders, both individual authors and institutions, have given ERIC permission to scan and display older work previously available only in microfiche. Additional full-text content will continue to be released over the next two years.

ERIC is still seeking contributors of older works. If you or someone you know has work in ERIC that is available in microfiche only, please go to to learn more about the digitization initiative. Granting permission will ensure that older materials are widely accessible.