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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

More OA docs from ERIC

Digitization Project News - ERIC Releases Second Wave of Full-Text Documents, a press release from ERIC, September 4, 2007.  Excerpt:

More than 8,000 additional full-text documents have been released to the public as ERIC's Microfiche Digitization Project continues. To date, more than 30,000 documents published on microfiche by ERIC between 1982 and 1992 have been made available in full text. Digitized content will continue to be released on a monthly basis.

The Microfiche Digitization Project is an ongoing initiative to convert microfiche documents indexed from 1966-1992 to electronic format. Digitization is progressing in reverse chronological order. ERIC continues to seek the permission of copyright holders to release their older works in electronic full text. If you or someone you know has work in ERIC that is available in microfiche only, please go to the digitization page. Granting permission will ensure that older materials are widely accessible.

PS:  For background, ERIC (one of the world’s oldest OA resources in continuous operation) is digitizing more than 40 million microfiche documents for OA and released the first batch of about 20,000 back in June.