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ERIC fulltext (pdf) document delays.

  • Date/Time: Ongoing
  • Databases Affected: ERIC database provided by the U.S. Department of Education at eric.gov.
  • Reason: The full text (pdf) of documents were removed in 2012. Thousands have been added back in, and the rest are being returned on an ongoing basis. Items not yet returned for public access are labeled "PDF Release Pending." The ERIC website states: "'PDF Release Pending' means that we are unable to release that document electronically at this time due to concerns about personally identifiable information in some of our older, non-peer reviewed documents. We are currently analyzing each document and are returning documents to ERIC on an ongoing basis over the next few months. In the meantime, the articles may be able to be retrieved through interlibrary loan." ERIC Newsletter, Dec 12, 2013 states: "During October and November [2013], ERIC restored more than 62,800 full-text PDFs in the online collection. ERIC is now using a new, faster process for reviewing and clearing PDFs. As a result, we are now able to return approximately 7,000 full-text documents per week to the collection. We expect that the vast majority of restricted PDFs will be online by the summer of 2014."
  • Solution: If you need a document labeled "PDF Release Pending," request it from the Mundt Library by using the "article" interlibrary loan request form available at Interlibrary Loan.


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Last Updated: 2/18/14