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ERIC on NISC DISC at New Low Prices

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ERIC on NISC DISC at New Low Prices

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The ERIC Facility announced a new method of access to the ERIC bibliographic database via CD-ROM discs. This product is offered at an exceptionally low price designed to put ERIC within the reach of all members of the educational community.

The ERIC Facility has arranged to sell the ERIC discs produced by the National Information Services Corp. (NISC) at the special low price of $100 for a year's subscription to a Current disc. The NISC Current disc starts with 1980. An Archival disc covers the period 1966-1979 and may be purchased as part of an initial two-disc set, or separately, for an additional $25. The product is available with a Spanish-language user interface. There is no extra charge for LAN/WAN use of the discs.

The NISC DISC is not an -official" ERIC disc. It has not been designed or commissioned or in any sense approved by ERIC. However, the NISC DISC is a product that is comparable to the other ERIC-on-CD-ROM products offered by other vendors.

Hardware requirements are any DOS-capable, IBM-compatible computer (but 386-level or greater is recommended); any CD-ROM drive; a color or monochrome monitor, and 150K RAM available (512K without extended memory). …

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