ERIC Number: ED167068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-12
Reference Count: 0
Online Data Base Education Responsibility: Institutional User.
Bolef, Doris; Fisher, Janet S.
Problems which frustrate and hinder training in data base use for personnel employed in biomedical libraries include the ever increasing number of data bases which continue to be introduced, search techniques that differ from vendor to vendor and data base to data base, and differing formats of data bases and their training manuals. Training sessions and institutes are offered by commercial vendors, library and other professional associations, and library schools. The training process should be divided into the mechanical details of interacting with the computer, and knowledge of the subject area and its terminology to allow for informed interaction. Training should also be geared to the varied backgrounds and experiences of trainees; a clearinghouse for training information should be established; and surveys of costs and evaluations of training programs should be undertaken. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Biomedical Librarians
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (Chicago, Illinois, June 1978)