Share ERIC Searches within a Community of Interest
August 18, 2011
Would you like to share your ERIC searches with a community of people with similar interests? Are you curious about what others are searching--and finding--in your topic area? ERIC is pleased to announce the release of a new Shared Search feature that is currently undergoing beta testing.
Shared Search is part of the 'My ERIC' customization tool at www.eric.ed.gov.
My ERIC users can now select a community of interest, for example, science education, and a role related to that community, such as teacher. With these selections in place, individuals may then choose to share their searches with others in the community, browse others' searches in My Community Research, and/or receive an e-mail alert whenever any new ERIC records meeting search specifications are added to the ERIC Collection.
Community members are invited to tag and describe their searches to help others understand their parameters.
Shared Search will add an important new layer of social functionality to the content-rich ERIC Collection. Individuals who wish to share individual records or searches with a group smaller than a whole community may continue to use the Bookmark & Share feature in the Search Results area.
The Shared Search feature extends sharing to a larger group of people with similar interests, who may in turn choose to make their own searches available.
For more information about My ERIC, or to register, go to www.eric.ed.gov/myeric.