On-Line Bibliographic System Instruction
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A course in on-line bibliographic systems was introduced into the curriculum of the College of Library Science at the University of Kentucky. It was taught in five-week sections by three instructors who were practicing librarians and each an expert in one type of bibliographic network: OCLC, MEDLINE, or Lockheed DIALOG. Library space, equipment, and materials were utilized. The over-all goals of the course were to develop terminal skills and related proficiencies and to instill a knowledge of the administrative considerations relative to various kinds of networks. Despite problems encountered related to class size, scheduling, theft of equipment, and supplementary readings, the students evaluated the course highly and the instructors felt it was an over-all success and worth repeating.