Work has begun to add 155 selected full text publications from ESCalate to DERA (the IOE Digital Education Resource Archive). From 2000 to 2011 ESCalate produced and disseminated resources for staff and students in Higher Education and Further Education involved in: Education Studies, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning and
Initial Teacher Education.
Due to funding cuts, ESCalate’s work ceased December 2011. The ESCalate website is still live, but will only be maintained until the end of July 2012. ESCalate is the first non-government/official organisation that we have added to DERA, but we are actively considering some other organisations too. These resources will be freely accessible, and permanently preserved by IOE library. They can be accessed via DERA (or indeed, via Google!), and the URL of the individual documents is permanent and stable. Feel free to use the DERA links in bibliographies, reading lists etc and save yourself the annual task of updating them – they won’t be changing again!