Education-line: Electronic Texts in education and training
As of 24th July 1996
IntroductionAfter the first round of eLib project funding for electronic journals, it was noted that "The main gaps identified are the wider exploitation of informal communications across the network, such as pre-print archives, grey literature and quality assurance (including refereeing) in an electronic context." Education-line is one of the projects resulting from recognition of this gap and addresses all of these issues.
DescriptionWithin its initial remit as an electronic archive of preprint and grey literature in the field of education and training, Education-line has several objectives:
The project will address many of the issues raised generally by all of the eLib strands such as:
Timetable and deliverablesInformal data collection will begin in mid-1996. A demonstration system and guidelines for document submission will be available in September 1996. Formal data collection will begin at that time. The official public launch of the database on the World Wide Web will be in early 1997.
ParticipantsThe project will be managed within the British Education Index (BEI) office at the University of Leeds. The office specialises in the systematic description of literature in the field of education and training and is responsible for the maintenance of the BEI database which provides regular information about the contents of over 350 core British journals in the field. The BEI office will work in close association with a wide range of relevant research bodies and special interest groups, including, pre-eminently, the British Educational Research Association.
The Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) was funded
by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
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