Biz/ed: Business Education on the Internet
as of 24th July 1996
IntroductionThe volume of research, educational and primary data relating to business, economics and management available over the Internet is vast and unmanageable. Business Education on the Internet (biz/ed) is a free information service available via the World-Wide Web which allows users to search and retrieve targeted information about business and economics held on computers around the world. The service offers a one-stop information gateway for the one million economics, business and management students and staff as well as the general public in the UK and overseas.
The biz/ed project was launched in January 1996 as a self-funding project which is managed from the Institute for Learning and Research Technology and is operated in association with five partners: The Economics and Business Education Association (EBEA), BT, Education and Youth (E&Y), Blackwell Publishers and Norfolk LEA.
The core service is currently targeted at the needs of students and staff up to first year undergraduate. Funding under the Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) will extend the service to encompass research users and those developing and using materials for more advanced courses in the HE sector. This new layer to the biz/ed service is being developed in partnership with the Association of Business Schools.
ObjectivesThe centrepiece of the new eLib-funded biz/ed layer will be an extensive and comprehensive searchable database of electronic resources for business and economics. Making use of the eLib-funded ROADS software, the service will use WWW forms to allow contributors in the UK and overseas remote access to update or edit pages held on the service.
The Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) was funded
by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
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