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ERIC Number: ED184505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Training Modules for Use of Scientific and Technical Information Services.
Intended for users of online bibliographic retrieval systems, this set of learning modules incorporates instructional aids in three modes: textual, computer assisted learning, and emulations of actual systems (DIALOG and ORBIT) which access a database of segments of over 60 commonly used source files. The textual materials can be used with local or remote access to the target systems, the emulators can be accessed remotely or brought up on any computer system supporting ANSI FORTRAN, and the computer assisted learning and practice (CALP) sequences can be accessed remotely or implemented on a system which maintains a capable lesson designer type language. The modules are followed by sections on database structure and organization, analyses and evaluations of the modules and the collected use data, and the dissemination of the training program. Appendices contain selected pages from two retrieval training manuals, an illustration of use of CALP modules by trainees, excerpts from runs of DIALOG and ORBIT emulators, data collection forms, summaries of system use, abstracts of FORTRAN programs, a description of a proposed cooperative project, and a list of published articles and papers on scientific and technical information services. (FM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A