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Electronic Fact Book: A Reality of Today


American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,


This paper on electronic fact books begins with a section that presents background on fact books, dating back to the publication of "Statistics of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities" by the U.S. Office of Education in 1867. The second section considers advantages of fact books as data resources and for decision making, planning, self study, and communication. The need for an electronic fact book is addressed in the third section, including the advantages of an electronic or online fact book related to marketing, decision support, management reporting, dynamic information, display format preferences, cost effectiveness, availability, time saving, browser friendliness, and multimedia capabilities. This section also describes the decision to develop a World Wide Web fact book at Union County College (New Jersey). Issues associated with fact books are considered in the fourth section, including audience, content, maintenance and updating, space utilization, and software. The fifth section provides a list of software used in designing Web pages, categorized as follows: HTML primers; Web authoring tools; file transfer software, graphic software composers; and multimedia. The last section describes the planning, constructing, and posting phases of the Union County College online fact book development. (MES)


Khaneja, G.K. & Kaur, A. (2000). Electronic Fact Book: A Reality of Today. Presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2000. Retrieved April 4, 2020 from .

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