May 18, 2022

Milestones: A Happy 50th Birthday to ERIC (Education Resource Information Center)

2014-05-16_10-58-25 A belated Happy 50th Birthday to the Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) providers of two ERIC database and ERIC thesaurus.

ERIC is a service of the U.S. Department of Education.

It was 50 years ago yesterday (May 15, 2014) when the center opened their doors.

To celebrate their birthday ERIC has posted this history of the retrospective presentation. (49 Slides; PDF)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.