ERIC Number: ED270118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep-19
Reference Count: 0
Online Searching: Using the Right Connections.
Holt, Constance W.
This conference paper addresses the abundance of information delivery choices available to academic library online searchers. Following a review of changes and choices that have developed during the past decade, the paper suggests 10 ways for the searcher to keep up to date in this fast changing field: (1) read subject-related journals, system newsletters, software/hardware reviews, and the new electronic journals; (2) set up SDIs (selective dissemination of information) to keep up to date on the latest developments; (3) attend meetings and conferences; (4) learn from colleagues; (5) plan training workshops for library staff and end users; (6) attend system and database producer training sessions; (7) consult university computer center personnel as expert advisors; (8) establish library information budgets; (9) organize quick reference filing systems; and (10) establish goals and adhere to them. (Author/THC)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Tri-State Library Conference (Chicago, IL, September 19-20, 1985).