ERIC Number: ED221183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Battle of the Library Superstars. A Videotape Script.
McNally, Tom; Segal, Jane
In this videotape script, a parody of a television sports competition serves as a vehicle for introducing college freshmen to the Ohio State University Library System and to the concept of search strategy. In the script, two student contenders participate in three events: the "card catalog combat," the "magazine mania," and the "Library Computer System shootout." In the process the function of Library of Congress Subject Headings, the use of indexes, and information retrieval via online catalog systems are introduced. The "competition" is interrrupted by five commercials which describe various services offered to students through the library system, such as library orientation courses, reserve reading room usage, the provision of career information, the lending of art prints, and phone-in circulation and book renewal. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Libraries.