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NCRVE
      CYBERSPACE                                           Issue No. 28
                 UPDATE            Events of December 1998-January 1999
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National Center for Research in Vocational Education
University of California at Berkeley


In this issue:

o Keep up with the NCRVE website
o New features on the NCRVE website
o New items appear on the NCRVE website
o VOCNET and DISSMN8
o How to connect to NCRVE electronic services

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KEEP UP WITH THE NCRVE WEBSITE

Would you like to get a short email message whenever new publications 
and features become available on the National Center for Research in 
Vocational Education Website?

If so, send an email message to ncrve-www-announce@ncrve.berkeley.edu, 
and put the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line of the message.  About 
535 people were on the list at the end of November.


NEW FEATURES ON THE NCRVE WEBSITE

Simpler, More Flexible Searching

A new, less cluttered search form has been created for searching the
NCRVE products catalog (the titles and abstracts of all NCRVE publi-
cations): <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/abstracts/QuickFind.html>.  This
form is now the default when you follow the link "Search NCRVE Product
Abstracts" on the NCRVE home page.  You can still access the more
complete form at <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/ProdSearch.html>.

Both of these search forms now include checkboxes that allow you to 
restrict your search to those items that have full-text or executive
summaries available online.


NEW ITEMS APPEAR ON THE NCRVE WEBSITE


Six items were added to the Web in the last two months:

  o Classrooms that Work:  Teaching Generic Skills in Academic and 
    Vocational Settings, by C. Stasz, K. Ramsey, R. Eden, J. DaVanzo, 
    H. Farris, M. Lewis (MDS-263, December 1992); 
    <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-263/>
    
  o Lessons Learned:  Five Years in the Urban Schools Network, 
    by E. Nielsen Andrew, C. Dornsife, M. Flack, M. Tsuzuki Hallinan, 
    L. Jackson, M. Raby, M. Harris Steadman (MDS-1110, October 1998); 
    <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-1110/>

  o Local Accountability in Vocational Education:  A Theoretical Model 
    and Its Limitations in Practice, by B. M. Stecher, L. M. Hanser 
    (MDS-291, November 1992); <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-291/>

  o "NET Gain" column on Journals, Newspapers, Briefs, and Digests, from the
    January 1999 issue of AVA's Techniques magazine; 
    <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/NetGain/NETGain23.html>

  o The Transition to Stable Employment:  The Experience of U.S. Youth 
    in Their Early Labor Market Career, by J. A. Klerman, L. A. Karoly 
    (MDS-764, July 1995); <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-764/>

  o The View From Higher Education: Public Universities Respond to 
    Educational Reform, by A. McCormick, M. Alt, S. Geis (MDS-913, 
    September 1998); <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-913/>
        

VOCNET AND DISSMN8

VOCNET, NCRVE's listserv discussion list for all voc ed topics, currently 
has about 1,500 subscribers, down 2% from 1 December. Approximately 190 items 
were posted in December-January. 

DISSMN8, NCRVE's listserv discussion list for educational dissemination–
related topics, now boasts 192 subscribers, up 3% from 1 December.  

Both VOCNET and DISSMN8 will be moving to a new server early in February
1999; details have yet to be worked out.  The change should cause no 
disruption in these services.  Subscribers will receive news as the 
schedule for the move is finalized.


HOW TO CONNECT TO NCRVE ELECTRONIC SERVICES

World Wide Web--Point your WWW browser to http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/

VOCNET--See the instructions at <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/VOCNET.html>

   VOCNET is archived by AskERIC on the Web: 
     <http://www.askeric.org/Virtual/Listserv_Archives/VOCNET.html>
     
DISSMN8--See the instructions at <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/DISSMN8.html>

NCRVE-WWW-ANNOUNCE--To subscribe, send an email message to NCRVE-WWW-
   ANNOUNCE@NCRVE.BERKELEY.EDU that contains the word SUBSCRIBE in 
   the subject line.
   
AskNCRVE--To get an answer to questions about any vocational
   education-related topic, send email to AskNCRVE@ncrve.berkeley.edu

CYBERSPACE UPDATE--For a copy of the most recent CyberSpace Update, which
   summarizes the items added to the NCRVE website during the preceding 
   two months, send a blank email message to CyberSpace@ncrve.berkeley.edu.  
   Current and back issues of CyberSpace Update (covering events since 
   April 1998) are available on the web at 
   http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/CyberSpace/.

For more information on NCRVE's electronic services, contact David 
Carlson at NCRVE by email (dcarlson@uclink.berkeley.edu) or by phone 
(800-(old phone deleted)).


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